Mar 17, 2015

Book Review: DONKEY'S KITE by Liana-Melissa Allen

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A Donkey's Kite: Horse Valley Adventure #2 by  


My comments: NIcely illustrated by the author, A Donkey's Kite shows the value of helping others and pooling effort and talent to produce a good outcome. When Donkey cannot get his homemade kite off the ground, along comes a large white goose named Gusty. Gusty uses its skills to help Donkey and show his friends, the horses, how to work together.
A story with lessons to teach. a colorful picture book for children and adults who can read it to younger children.

 Visit the Tour Schedule for Donkey's Kitefor more reviews and for giveaways.

The author's first book in the series has other lessons to teach: : 
A tale (based on the “Three Little Pigs”) about three little horse brothers who suddenly lose their house that is destroyed by a fire.
First paragraph: Once upon a time, there were three little horses names Lax, Max, and Jack, that lived in the magical land of Horse Valley. They lived in a house near the big dark woods. The woods were avoided by everyone, because it was the home of a big bully donkey who bullied you until you were as scared as a chicken. 
Author's Bio:
Liana-Melissa Allen has written, illustrated and published six books. The lovable cartoon characters, Max, Lax, Jack and Donkey makes them a favorite of first and second grade students. She is now working on her third book of "A Horse Valley Adventure".

Liana-Melissa is also a dedicated classical/jazz pianist. Frequently, Liana will improvise a theme for one of the stories she is writing. Capturing this improvised music ultimately resulted in theme music for "A Horse Valley Adventure". The "Horse Valley" theme will be used for a short animated video featuring her Horse Valley characters.

Please visit her website at www.lmabooks.com  and visit her on Facebook too.
Thanks to iRead Book Tours and the author for a review copy of the book. 

16 comments:

  1. My grands will love these stories.Will send them on!

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  2. Sounds cute. I have a niece who might enjoy them. I'll have to keep them in mind.

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    1. I like that they teach little life lessons, Carol.

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  3. These sound like fun stories! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. The concept is cute - horses to represent other children.

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  4. Both of these look and sound like wonderful books for children. Lovely presentation, Harvee!

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  5. Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, I'm so glad you enjoyed my stories! :) - Liana-Melissa Allen

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful children's book... my niece is the perfect age for them!

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    1. As a librarian, I knew you would be interested, Diane.

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  8. I have a couple of grands that will like this too. Of course, that usually means that the Nana will like it too. (I love good kids books.) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Isn't it fun reading to the grands? Wish I could do it more often, Margot. Mine are half a world away!

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  9. Sounds like a great tool to teach kids about sharing.

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