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Little Donkey doesn’t want to eat anything but yummy grass. Oh, dear — he has turned green! Is it time to try some other foods?
Little Donkey loves eating grass. Grass is so juicy, zingy, sweet, and tangy! Mom asks him to please have a tiny taste of something else — oranges, watermelon, broccoli? — but a life of eating grass is just fine with Little Donkey. Until one day he spies his reflection in the watering hole and sees that he has turned green. Mom resumes her persuasion with new urgency. Apples and grapes? Yuck! No thank you! But carrots — carrots are crunchy, crispy, and delicious! Little Donkey is delighted with his new carrot-only diet and happy to transform from his all-green self to — oops! Pictures full of color and movement bring to life a charming story that will resonate with choosy eaters.
About the Author
Anuska Allepuz is the illustrator of several books, including The Girl, the Cat, and the Navigator and The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker, bothby Matilda Woods. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Throughout, Allepuz’s colorful illustrations augment the text’s humor, especially in a spread akin to a centerfold that shows Little Donkey’s alarm at being all green, head-to-hoof. A good pick even for picky readers. —Kirkus Reviews
Allepuz delivers a humorous take on a topic that's quite common, while depicting an adorable donkey in pastel illustrations. Help picky eaters reflect on the consequences of poor diets, discuss nutrition, and highlight favorite foods in a fun way. —Booklist
Employing vibrant mixed media illustrations and an exuberant, single-minded protagonist, Allepuz (That Fruit Is Mine!) presents a comic cautionary tale for picky eaters...The bright, silly humor of Allepuz’s gleeful gourmand will leave even the fussiest eaters giggling. —Publishers Weekly
Allepuz’s text and illustrations combine to highlight the sweet ridiculousness of embracing one choice to the exclusion of others. —School Library Journal Online