Little Green Donkey by Anuska Allepuz – Book Review

Little Green Donkey by Anuska Allepuz – Book Review

Little Green Donkey by Anuska Allepuz

Little Green Donkey

Author – Anuska Allepuz
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Released – 4th April 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1406384666
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Little Donkey LOVES eating grass – it’s just so sweet, and crunchy, and juicy! His pillow is even made from grass so that he can roll over in the morning and eat his own bed. “Why don’t you try some other food?” suggests his desperate mum, putting on a juggling display of colourful fruit as a way to entice her little one to eat something new.

But Little Donkey sees no need. Until, that is, he catches a glimpse of his reflection…

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In this hardcover book filled with matt illustrations, we meet Donkey. Donkey is a fussy eater and only wants to eat grass. His mum tries to get him to eat other things but he always refuses.

One day Donkey eats so much grass that he turns green. He tries to hide that he is green from his mum but mums always find out the truth. When she notices that he is green she makes him try different food and this time Donkey agrees.

However, what happens when Donkey discovers another item he finds delicious too?

Little Green Donkey is a young children’s book about a Donkey eating too much of the same food because he is a fussy eater. Believe me, I know all about fussy eating as my youngest son (13) is horrible, he only eats around six different items, I’ve tried to make him eat different food but to no avail.

The book is very enjoyable and I can see little children being interested to know whether if they eat a certain item will they turn that colour too. So a good talking point. It also creates a talking point about trying different foods and always being truthful as well.

The illustrations are superb and a real delight to look at. They are full-page and I’m sure none readers will be able to understand the story from them alone. This is a story that will have children giggling and wanting to read it over and over again.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Anuska Allepuz studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the Academia di Belle Arti di Carrara in Italy, before undertaking postgraduate illustration courses at EINA, Barcelona and the Cambridge School of Art.

A rising talent in the world of illustration, Anuska has been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration and shortlisted for the 2012 and 2014 AOI awards. She is the author-illustrator of That Fruit is Mine! and the illustrator of A Bear is a Bear, written by Karl Newson. Originally from Madrid, Anuska now lives in Cambridge.


Little Green Donkey

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