Saturday, August 04, 2007
The lovable and adventurous donkey introduced in the best-selling Clopper the Christmas Donkey returns to continue the marvelous story surrounding Jesus' birth.
Clopper is an adorable storyteller. He includes scriptures on many pages as he describes his experiences during his time with Jesus. The pictures also show accurately that Jesus wasn't a newborn when the wise men came to visit the Lord. The story follows a progression of events including the time Mary and Joseph stayed in Egypt with Jesus until they were told it was safe to return. But because of the reputation of Herod's evil son, they took no chances and decided to continue on to Nazareth. A map shows the route their journey took. I enjoyed the detailed illustrations and the story given from the donkey's point of view. This book could be read any time of the year even though it's geared toward Christmas time.
Clopper and the Night Travelers by Emily King and illustrated by Ed Olson was published by Kregel and released in July 2007.