Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is also the third stop on the blog tour of EDMUND PICKLE CHIN – A DONKEY RESCUE STORY, written by Clara Bowman-Jahn and Susan April Elwood.
I’m honored that I get to review this wonderful brand-new picture book. Please make sure you scroll down to the end of the post – there are special prizes being offered if you visit and comment at all of the stops on the tour and you’ll also find a fun donkey craft for kids.
Edmund Pickle Chin – A Donkey Rescue Story
Written by Clara Bowman-Jahn and Susan April Elwood
Illustrated by Lynne Bendoly
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing (April 2014)
Ages: 4 and up
Themes:Animal rescue, animal abuse
Synopsis: From eTreasures
“Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story is based on a true story. Edmund, the main character, is an abused donkey who is the first of many animals to call Evermay Farm, a small rescue in central Georgia, home. Susan, Edmund’s care giver in the story, not only gives the shy donkey the time and patience he needs but gives him a new name every day of the week. The title takes on one of those nicknames she so lovingly calls him. As Susan starts to take in new critters, Edmund finds himself changing. As his name grows, so does his trust and acceptance. Edmund soon learns that he is not only needed but wanted. This confused, frightened donkey’s life changes as he becomes a hero, a babysitter, and a companion to the other residents at Evermay Farm.”
Why I like this book:
- Beautiful illustrations
- Wonderful introduction for young children to the need to care for and be kind to animals
- Helps children understand that everyone feels strange in a new place…but we get more comfortable as time passes
- Based on a true story
- When you can make a non-fiction book appealing to children, you have a winner!
How a parent can use this book:
- Talk about how people need to be responsible pet owners – what do animals need?
- How do different animals help us? How should work animals be treated?
- Visit a local animal shelter
- Older children can take part in a fundraiser for a local animal shelter
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