“The Donkey and the King” is an allegorical story of love. A donkey longs for an easier life beyond the stable. He dreams of no heavy burdens to bear and no one to tell him what to do.
After leaving the safety of the stable, however, he becomes lost in the wilderness. A sheep finds him after being sent by the king. With his new friend, the donkey sets out on an unusual journey to overcome his greatest fear.
The reader will find “good” hidden in the artwork, and children will delight in searching for the word on each page. If you have fond memories of looking for the mouse in “Goodnight Moon” you will want to share this book with your child. A link and QR code is provided to assist parents in finding the hidden word if needed. The moral in this story: There is “good” in the world if you look (and listen) for it.
“Wonderful story with positive Christian values. Loved the illustrations. It’s a hit with my kids!” — Goodreads reader
“A wonderful story for everyone – children and adults alike. Although this is written as a children’s book – there is a message for each and every one of us.” — Margaret Fraleigh, Goodreads reader
From The Author
If you have read Seventh Dimension – The Door, a Young Adult Christian Fantasy, you will remember that Shale Snyder’s favorite childhood book was “The Donkey and the King.” The donkey in “The Door” is Baruch – the star in this delightful children’s story. Enjoy this prequel for young kids, ages 2-7, and help them to discover “good” hidden throughout the pages of the book.
The Kindle version is all new and updated. The artwork has been rescanned from the original drawings, and the text can be resized for young readers. Click on the artwork on each page, and enlarge the drawing to look for the hidden word “good.” “The Donkey and the King” will entertain young ones and help them to become lifelong lovers of books and reading, all while teaching them about Jesus and redemption.
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