Tuesday, 1 April 2014

ACRBA Tour Dave the Donkey by Andrew McDonough

31 March - 4 April  2014
is introducing

Dave the Donkey


Andrew McDonough

About the Book

Jerusalem. A lone rider approaches. The cheering crowd swarm to greet him. The King has come, mounted upon his mighty steed Dave the Donkey! Join Dave, his Grandpa and Jesus in this epic Easter tale of power, courage, death and resurrection. If you like Black Beauty you will love Dave the Donkey.

About the Author

Andrew McDonough is the creator of the popular Lost Sheep resources. He has written and illustrated 21 children's stories that are used in schools and churches around the world. Based in South Australia, Andrew belongs to the WestCare community, an inner city mission working amongst the homeless, supporting people struggling with addictions and advocating for refugees. He regularly visits schools & churches to tell stories, conduct workshops, preach and lead all-age worship services. He and the Lost Sheep team have a passion to provide high quality Biblical storytelling resources to children’s workers, pastors and parents. Andrew’s stories including Cecil the Lost Sheep, Jesus and the Children, Echidnas on Everest and his latest book, Tina the Tree

My Review by Jenny Blake

Dave the Donkey is a delightful children's book which tells the story of Easter in a unique way. Dave is the Donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem on and the story goes from there. Dave is now back home and he want's to know what happened to the king after the crowd loved him, waved palm leaves and called out praises to him. Grandpa had just come home and tells what he saw. Dave pictured Jesus with a crown and hear what the crown was. We then hear the rest of the Easter story in a simplistic but cleaver way. The illustrations are well done and really make the story. There is a parent and teachers guide at the back of the book which is also a good resource. This is a delightful book that would be great for parents to read to little children and would be a great teaching book for teachers to tell the Easter story in a simply way. A very good read.


  1. I love the premise of Andrew's Dave The Donkey. Thanks for sharing, Jenny. :)

  2. It's a lovely Easter story for little ones. We have several of the Lost Sheep books on our shelf, and Dave is one of my favourites. I love how it was his father who carried Mary to Bethlehem too.

  3. This is a lovely book in a brilliant series. I'm particularly fond of Cecil the Sheep in the same series.

  4. Paula I love this book also and I love that connection with the father also. I also know the author as I use to go to a youth group occasionally in Millicent at his place. Fond memories of those days.

    Dorothy I love the premise also.

    Anne I love the series and how it makes it easy for children to understand and love the pictures too.

    I also have a giveaway at http://ausjenny.blogspot.com if you know of any parents who could use this book please send them my way or if you know someone you want to give this book to comment for them.

  5. My daughter and I enjoyed reading this book. I posted a book recommendation on my blog today as part of the ACRBA Tour.

  6. I love the Lost Sheep books. I'll be checking out this one too. Thanks for sharing it with us Jenny.