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The Donkey That No One Could Ride

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by Anthony DeStefano, Richard Cowdrey
     
 

"... You will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden."

Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano begins his creative telling of the beloved Bible story of Christ's triumphant entry by introducing the young donkey who has yet to realize his important mission. The lowly creature believes he can do nothing noble, but that's

Overview

"... You will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden."

Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano begins his creative telling of the beloved Bible story of Christ's triumphant entry by introducing the young donkey who has yet to realize his important mission. The lowly creature believes he can do nothing noble, but that's before he meets the Master...

Then Jesus said to the donkey,
"It's time that you knew
About the great thing
That you're destined to do..."
He hears the sad donkey cry,
"Just leave me alone and cast me aside.
I'm just a poor donkey that no one can ride."

Richard Cowdrey's colorful illustrations pair beautifully with Anthony's charming rhymes. Together, they bring this timeless story of the donkey who carries Jesus into Jerusalem to a joyful finish. While especially appropriate as an Easter gift, this year-round story is for all time and for young and old alike.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
DeStefano finds a fresh take on the events that lead to Easter. Using a small scriptural reference to the unridden donkey that Jesus rides in triumph into Jerusalem, DeStefano imagines a transformative relationship between a small, weak donkey and a figure who gives him strength and asks him to have faith. The text’s rhymes (“No matter how much he tried or he cried/ This was a donkey no one could ride”) make for easy read-aloud. Cowdrey’s illustrations focus on the donkey, conveying the development from initial lethargy to the donkey’s energetic and confident strength. It’s a welcome change from Easter chicks and bunnies. Ages 5–up. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"The Donkey That No One Could Ride is a charming and powerful little book that every child will love! They'll see that no matter how little or weak they feel, they can grow to be more than they dream once they have met Jesus. We're giving this one to our great-grandchildren. And trust us-it will be read over and over!"
Jimmy and Carol Owens, songwriters and authors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736948517
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
98,168
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children's books This Little Prayer of Mine and The Donkey That No One Could Ride. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.

Richard Cowdrey is the talented and well-known illustrator of numerous children's books, including Bad Dog, Marley! and Marley Goes to School. He has worked with such distinguished clients as Bantam Books, National Football League, and World Wildlife Federation. Desiring to honor God with his work and with his life, Richard lives in Ohio with his wife and children.

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Vanna73 More than 1 year ago
I was searching for a book for my Godson for Easter and found this touching book! Perfect for young readers and more advance too. Pictures are lovely and has a touching story for all to enjoy. I bought two...one for home and one as a gift.
Birdy1970 More than 1 year ago
The story of an adorable little donkey meant to carry Jesus on his back into Jerusalem is joyful. The illustrations are beautiful - my daughter was able to react and understand through each picture what the donkey was feeling. A great book for a young one's library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grandson so-o-o loves this story. We looked at the source in the Bible, too. How great it would be to have a stuffed animal donkey just like the one in the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My new favorite book for kids! Super great for children who have low self esteem, are bullied, or feel different from other kids. This adorable book will transform your child! So cute and fun to read...Classic! GREAT GIFT, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sure Easter classic! The author's creative depiction of Jesus triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem is presented artfully and poetically. The illustrations are friendly, sweet, and vibrant. The story centers around a weak and sad little donkey that Jesus picks out to fulfill a noble task. This is a wonderfully creative Easter story that centers around hope and redemption. Surely, this will become an Easter classic and will be enjoyed by everyone.