Book Description for The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey (Book 1):
A tale (based on the “Three Little Pigs”) about three little horse brothers who suddenly lose their house that is destroyed by a fire. The young horses are totally alone and thrust into the reality of having to depend on themselves and each other against a bully donkey, who wanders the forest wrecking homes and bullying the other animals. This warm-hearted tale promotes strong values and has a fun premise. Written and humorously illustrated in vivid color throughout by Liana-Melissa Allen, the story is a proven winner for reading aloud to children.
I used to read to my kids the story about Three Little Pigs when they were little. I still keep that book until now. They are now 12 and almost eight years old. They both love to read books especially my summer babe.
She read this story and shared it to me. She loves this book The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey. She also loves the illustration which is so perfect with the story. The book teaches kids to stay together as a family no matter what happens. It also teaches kids to prioritize chores than playing. This book also teaches how to defend yourself from the bully. The bully is powerful if you let him bully you.
I am glad that Jack is the oldest horse, thinks smarter to build his own house that is strong. The Donkey taught that he can knock down Jack’s house but he was wrong. He got stuck and hurt himself. I am glad that the Donkey promise to help the other horses and stop being bully. The Donkey just need friends to hang out with.
The moral lesson from the story is, play nice and everybody will treat nice in the same. Family should always be there for each other no matter what.
The three horses Jack, Max, Lax and their friend Donkey are back!
In Horse Valley, it’s a perfect day to go kite flying. Jack, Max, Lax, and Donkey decide to get creative by putting together their own homemade kites. However, Donkey’s kite doesn’t work. No matter how hard he tries to get it to fly, it just keeps tumbling to the ground. How will poor Donkey get his kite to fly? A friendly goose named Gusty is delighted to help him out.
In this Horse Valley Adventure, Donkey learns not to give up when all seems hopeless. The friends all learn a lesson about helping others and true friendship.
I rate this book 5 *****’s
The adventure of The three horses and the donkey continues in the book Donkey’s kite. The donkey is now a closed friend of the three horses. They play nice with each other and the bullying stop. It was warm day when the horses and the donkey wants to fly their kites. The three horses Max, Lax and Jack made beautiful kites to fly. Donkey never fly a kite before. He has no clue how to fly a kite. The three horses fly their kites and forget about Donkey.
My summer babe loves the second book as well. She loves to fly kite as well. She cannot wait to fly her own kite this summer. The illustrations are always beautiful of this book. It is easy for kids to love the illustrations as they read along. Donkey is frustrated that his kite is not flying while his friends’ kite is flying higher in the sky. He left and found himself being ridicule by geese. It brings him back when he used to bully the horses. He his happy that a friendly goose named Gusty is willing to teach him how to make kite and fly as well. He likes his new kite that he wants to keep it from flying. The wind is in the way and his kite ruined until his three horses friends noticed what happen. They were being sorry for not helping him. This time the horses and the donkey made one kite and fly. It is the best kite ever. The moral lesson for the story is to help each other especially for friends that needed the help most.
Liana-Melissa Allen is a young author and illustrator of children’s books and books for youth. She has written, illustrated and published six books. Her most recent one is the colorfully illustrated children’s book “Donkey’s Kite”, the second book of “A Horse Valley Adventure” series. The first was “The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey”. 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”.
The magical world of fantasy has inspired Liana’s imagination since as long as she can remember. Part of this was fueled by her dad reading aloud to her every day when she was younger. As a result, reading is her primary passion along with music. These two passions feed her imagination into stories and drawings, which she joyously sketches out into storyboards for a potential book.
Liana-Melissa is also a dedicated classical/jazz pianist, and mostly enjoys older music, especially from the big band era and the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. While playing the piano, her imagination often leads to a great amount of improvising. Frequently, Liana will improvise a theme for one of the stories she is writing. Capturing this improvised music became a priority, which 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.
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