Let’s wish a happy book birthday today to Take A Hike! A Donkey-Donk Story by Ellen F. Feld and photographs by John Cebula.
The third picture book in a series featuring the author’s adorable miniature donkey, follow Donkey-Donk as she prepares to hike Mount Washington in New Hampshire all the way to the top.
The first things that catch your eye when you pick up the book are the gorgeous photographs of breathtaking views, each with Donkey-Donk front and center. The scenery is amazing. The donkey knows how to pose.
Next you notice the lightly humorous, gently tongue-in-cheek story that will delight youngsters. The best part is that the text is sweet and succinct, not too wordy or overdone like some children’s books can be. It gives just the right amount of information using appropriate vocabulary, then moves on.
And move it does, right up the mountain. Do you know what is at the top of Mount Washington? You will find out if you read this book.
Take A Hike! would be perfect to accompany a trip to New Hampshire or to encourage kids to get outside and take a hike in their own state. It is a must have for young horse or donkey lovers, too. Check out a copy today!
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Willow Bend Publishing (May 7, 2020)
Note: I will be adding this book to my list of children’s books set in New Hampshire at the Reading Through the States website.
Disclosure: This book was provided for reviewing purposes.
This week I updated the Oklahoma state page of the Reading through the States website with these two books. A big thank you to author/librarian Sherri Maret for suggesting them.
The Cloud Artist–A Choctaw Tale (Told in English and Choctaw) by Sherri Maret and illustrated by Merisha Sequoia Clark
2017 Writers’ League of Texas Book Award Finalist
2018-2019 First Nation Communities Read Shortlist
2018 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist
Leona, a little Choctaw girl, can paint with clouds. When she is invited to join a carnival, Leona must choose what kind of artist she wants to be.
Visit the author’s website for a number of activities to accompany the book.
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: The RoadRunner Press; first edition (September 26, 2017)
Language: English, Choctaw
The Survivor Tree-Oklahoma’s Symbol of Hope and Strength by Gaye Sanders and illustrated by Pamela Behrend
Winner 2018 Comstock Read Aloud Book Award
Winner 2018 Oklahoma Book Award
2019 Notable Social Studies Book
Finalist for 2018 Reading the West Book Award, Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association
No one expected the American elm that grew near the Alfred P. Murrah building to survive after the bombing on April 19, 1995. But it did, earning its name The Survivor Tree.
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Publisher: The RoadRunner Press; first edition (November 1, 2017)
If you ever have suggestions for appropriate books, please let me know. It is a hobby of mine that often gets put on the back burner.