This is a darling book for children. The story is understandable for their little minds and show that Jesus can use anyone for His purpose...even a little donkey! The illustrations are beautiful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone without hesitation. We are sending it to our godson for Easter.
You will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden.
This beautiful children's story book in lovely rhyme is a loosely told version of the Biblical account of the donkey that was chosen to be the one on which our Savior, Jesus Christ, would ride into Jerusalem the Sunday prior to his death. (Found in Luke 19:28-38)
Anthony DeStefano, author, and Richard Cowdrey, illustrator, have worked together to bring a lovely version of this lowly beast who feels no worth but who is chosen to be the one to carry or Lord.
He was tied to a post on a small dusty road
And left all alone while his tears overflowed,
Left all alone and wondering why
He was born to be weak, and born to be shy,
And born to be frightened,
And born to cry.
Although this little book is focused on the account of the donkey being chosen to carry our Lord, there is also an underlying theme. It is that our Lord sees worth in each and every one of us and can use us for His purposes.
"My help is enough;
It's all that you need,
It's all you require in the life to succeed."
Children will delight to have this read to them repeatedly and will also be enchanted by the good use of rhyme to tell the story. Cadence and rhyme are beautifully done by Anthony DeStefano.
Publisher: Harvest House Expected Publication Release: February 1, 2012
I was provided a complimentary copy of "The Donkey That No One Could Ride" by Harvest House Publishers in order to provide a review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review.
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Christians are all familiar with the verses in Luke 19:28-38 about Jesus' ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday - where He was greeted with Hosannas and praise.
THE DONKEY THAT NO ONE COULD RIDE is loosely based on these scriptures, telling the story of why the author thinks possibly the donkey couldn't be ridden, how the donkey felt about it, and the miracle that God wrought in the donkey's life.
Written in poetic style, this book is great for a parent or other adult to read to young children or even for readers to read for themselves. The colorful images kept my daughters' attention, while the story had them riveted. Even my teen son cheered when he heard part of the story, and made sympathetic sounds during the sadder parts.
THE DONKEY THAT NO ONE COULD RIDE is a charming addition to any child's library. A wonderful tale that will emphasis stories they hear in Sunday School or church, and will bring the story of Palm Sunday and THE DONKEY THAT NO ONE COULD RIDE to life. Recommended. Perfect for children ages 2 - 6.