1 April 2014

ARCBA Blog Tour and Review: Dave the Donkey by Andrew McDonough

31 March - 4 April  2014
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Dave the Donkey

Andrew McDonough

About the Book

Jerusalem. A lone rider approaches. The cheering crowd swarm to greet him. The King has come, mounted upon his mighty steed Dave the Donkey! Join Dave, his Grandpa and Jesus in this epic Easter tale of power, courage, death and resurrection. If you like Black Beauty you will love Dave the Donkey.

About the Author

Andrew McDonough is the creator of the popular Lost Sheep resources. He has written and illustrated 21 children's stories that are used in schools and churches around the world. Based in South Australia, Andrew belongs to the WestCare community, an inner city mission working amongst the homeless, supporting people struggling with addictions and advocating for refugees. He regularly visits schools & churches to tell stories, conduct workshops, preach and lead all-age worship services. He and the Lost Sheep team have a passion to provide high quality Biblical storytelling resources to children’s workers, pastors and parents. Andrew’s stories including Cecil the Lost Sheep, Jesus and the Children, Echidnas on Everest and his latest book, Tina the Tree


My Review

This is an enjoyable retelling of the Easter story from the point of view of two donkeys, Dave and his grandpa, Cecil, with colourful pictures which will appeal to small children, and vocabulary that is simple enough for slightly older readers to read with some assistance.

There is also a note to parents at the back, offering a way of sharing the story and suggesting some questions to ask. I especially like this, as it’s a way of sharing the gospel message to the adult or older child reading the book, and shows how the story of Easter is one worth celebrating all year round.

Dave the Donkey is part of the Lost Sheep series of books.

Thanks to ARCBA and Andrew McDonough for providing a free book for review. You can find out more about Andrew McDonough and the Lost Sheep books at www.lostsheep.com.au.

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