Dilly the Donkey is a donkey with a difference. This new picture book from Elli Woollard and Steven Lenton is guaranteed to make story time fun with a heartwarming but humourous tale that highlights the importance of being heard and never giving up.
Dilly the donkey tows the cart that takes the children to school. She loves her job, but sadly because she’s old and slow her owner replaces her with a young horse. Although sad at the rejection Dilly must now come up with a rescue plan when she overhears two thieves are planning to steal the new horse.
The story is told in wonderful rhyming verse with fun onomatopoeic words that your children will delight in. The beautiful, brightly coloured illustrations bring the story of Dilly to life, and will have your children rooting for ‘Dilly the donkey, little and wonky’ to save the day…and perhaps even find a new job that she loves.
Dilly the Donkey is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R155. It’s recommended for children aged three to five years.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for introducing us to Dilly the donkey.