The Donkey and the King - Kindle ebook by Lorilyn Roberts


“The Donkey and the King” is a story of love with Christian symbolism and allegory. A donkey longs for an easier life beyond the stable. He dreams of no heavy burdens to bear and no one to tell him what to do.

After leaving the safety of the stable, however, he becomes lost in the wilderness. A sheep finds him after being sent by the king. With his new friend, the donkey sets out on a journey where he must conquer his greatest fear.

The reader will find “good” hidden in the artwork, and children will delight in searching for the word on each page. If you enjoyed looking for the mouse in “Goodnight Moon” you will want to share this book with your child. The moral lesson: There is “good” in the world if you look and listen for it.

For older kids and young adults, Baruch, the donkey, makes another appearance in the YA fantasy series “The Seventh Dimension.” The first book in the series, “The Door" is also available on Kindle.

Author’s note:  When I traveled to Israel, I thought about writing a picture book with the wilderness of Judea as the backdrop. When I read the book of Philemon in the New Testament, I reflected on what a great children’s story it would make using animals. Also, for parents, there is a QR code and link in the beginning of the story to show where all the hidden “good” words are in the artwork.

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