My favorite part of this book was the illustrations that highlighted the text so well. They did a good job of showing the main character’s feelings.
Of course, adults know that the star of this book is a donkey but…he does not know this for quite a while. He lives with cats, imitates cats’ behaviors and thinks that he too is a cat. What will happen as this certainty fades? How will he find his place in the world and reconcile his identity? (hint: watch for his new description of who he is in his own vocabulary).
The author is, I think, writing about finding one’s place comfortably in the world. Perhaps this is something that the adult who reads this one with a child will choose to explore a bit.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 06 June 2023