Sunday, November 13, 2016

One Small Donkey -- A Heartwarming Story about a Donkey's Role in the Birth of Jesus -- Review and #Giveaway @TommyNelson

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


About this book:

"Bestselling author Dandi Daley Mackall tells the story of Jesus’ birth from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. The donkey is not the fastest or strongest animal, but he had an important job all the same. 

With an exciting message that teaches little ones about God, One Small Donkey is a Christmas story children will love."


My Thoughts:

I received this book a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to share it with the girls.  Like all the books I receive to review, I read it through first to make sure it is age appropriate and something the girls will enjoy.  As I read through this book for the first time, I couldn't help but tear up as I found the story so touching.  It is about a little donkey who with all his flaws (or those he thinks he has) is shown just how important he is and how his uniqueness makes him perfect. God loves all things including animals, and this story does an amazing job in sharing and reminding young children that even though they may not be the fastest, smartest, prettiest, or tallest, everyone is different and their differences are what make us all unique.  And, even though we are different, God loves us all the same, and wants us to remember that.

When I finally shared this book with my girls, I had a discussion with them afterwards to go over the meaning of the book.  We talked about how they have a darker skin color than mine and how Bella, although younger is taller than Savannah, and how Bella is also a different build than Savannah -- but, even with all these differences, we are all perfect in God's eyes and he loves us for our differences, as should we onto each other.  

My girls enjoyed the story and the illustrations were fun to look at.  Come on, who doesn't love a little donkey. :-)  Even though we have only had this book for a short time, it has become a staple at bedtime, and one we will continue to read for years to come, especially around Christmastime.  

If you are looking for a heartwarming story to share with your young child this Christmas, why not consider picking up One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall?  The story and donkey will make your heart melt, as you snuggle up next your child and read about the story of Jesus' birth and the important role one small donkey played in the story. 



Thanks to the kind folks at Thomas Nelson, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will have a chance to win a copy of "One Small Donkey" to share with their family this holiday season.

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

About the Author:

Dandi Daley Mackall
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2015 and multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Children’s Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends’ Dogsis now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
About the Illustrator:

Marta Alvarez Miguens

Marta Alvarez Miguens is a children’s book illustrator in La Coruña (Spain). Her artwork is characterized by happy colors and cute children and animals with red, healthy cheeks. In her spare time, Marta loves playing with her three cats, walking in the woods, watching movies, and drinking a cup of coffee with her friends.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. love to win it for my little niece. thankyou, ken [email protected]

  2. I want to read this sweet book to our three year old grandson, I know that he would like hearing about it.

  3. I would love to read it to my two little grandchildren, ages 2 and 4.

  4. I would love to win this book for my niece
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com