Donkeys

Donkeys Book Cover In this simple tale, two stubborn donkeys, Jack and Jenny, have loved each other since the day they first met.  When Jack forgets a special day, their silver anniversary, a silly argument ensues and the pair decides to part ways in search of their perfect match. The cow is too spotted, the goat is too scrawny, and the donkeys fail to find a suitable replacement.  With the help of a lonesome camel, they realize that no other match is as befitting as the two of them together. Intricate pastel illustrations convey each donkey’s unique personality. mjw
Title: Donkeys
Author: Adelheid Dahimene
Illustrator
: Heide Stollinger
Publisher
: NorthSouth Books Inc./NordSud Verlag AG
Copyright
: 2014
Original language
: German
Translator
: Catherine Chidgey
Original title
: ESEL
Original publisher
: Residenz Verlag im Niederosterreichischen Pressehaus Druck und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Original copyright
: 2002
ISBN
: 978-0-7358-4160-4
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range
: 4-8
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s residence
: Austria
Illustrator’s residence
: Austria
Awards
: 2003 Austrian Children’s Books Prize Honor, 2002 Most Beautiful Book of Austria
Subjects
: Donkeys, Europe, Relationships, Western Europe

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