The Donkey´s Christmas Song
by Nancy Tafuri
Hardcoer, 30 pages
Published October 2000
by Scholastic Press
ISBN 13: 0-439-74618-3
Book Source: Bought
Product Overview from Amazon: The animals are singing to the special newborn. Any.
The doves sing, Cooo, Cooo.
The cow sings, Mooo, Mooo.
What will the shy little donkey sing?
*An excellent choice for reading aloud”.-
Kirkus Reviews (starred reviews)
Mary’s Review: A delightful board book about the animals in the manger singing their songs to the Christ child. Every animal from donkey to sheep to the birds in the rafters want to sing to the special baby. All of them but the donkey. He was so sad. What could he sing that wouldn’t sound terrible? What would the baby’s reaction be? You will be surprised!
This book also has the sweetest illustrations. My favorite is Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child.
I recommend this book for ages 2-5.
About the Author: Nancy Tafuri is probably best known as the creator of Have You Seen My Duckling?, a 1985 Caldecott Honor Book described by Parent’s Choice as “beautifully precise yet emotionally affecting.” Trained as a graphic designer, Tafuri has authored more than 45 books over 27 years for the very young. http://www.nancytafuri.com/