Title: Little Green Donkey
Author: Anuska Allepuz
Illustrator: Anuska Allepuz
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Hardback
Description: Little Donkey loves to eat grass. And only grass. Nothing else. He has grass for breakfast, lunch and dinner: YUM.
Will his mum ever persuade him to try some new food?
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: I love this book, it is so cute and has a really great message for any fussy eaters out there! ‘Little Green Donkey’, currently in hardback, is around A4 in size and is filled with thick matt pages of colourful illustrations and some text. Little Donkey loves to eat grass and eats it every day. He loves eating grass SO much that he won’t eat anything else, but one day he looks at his own relection and realises there might just be a problem with eating only grass.
As the title of the book suggests, Little Donkey becomes Little Green Donkey as the grass turns his whole body a shade of green. At first he tries to hide what’s happened but then with some encouragement from his Mum he tries some different foods, but with a hilarious results. I like the idea of this book, it’s obviously a fun read on its own but it definitely is aimed at those children who don’t like to try new foods. One of my cousins had a problem of not wanting to eat more than two different foods for a long time when he was growing up and I can definitely see how this book might have helped engage him in the idea of trying something else.
The illustrations are so fun and look a little like childrens drawings done in coloured pencils or crayons. The pictures are so colourful and fun looking that they really engage the eyes. Apart from the vibrant images there’s also things to spot along the way like some of the mice which appear on every page, these come from the author’s other book ‘That Fruit is Mine!’ which was a brilliant read too!
I really enjoyed reading this book and I know a lot of kids will too, the ending has a funny twist which is just so silly and very funny and I’m sure both kids and adults will enjoy the whole story and that great ending. It’s a very fun book to read and might also help some adults to encourage kids who are fussy about food to try something else…as long as they don’t end up doing exactly what Little Donkey does at the end though!
Do you like this book? Have you ever struggled to eat or try some foods? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂