Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends-Written and Illustrated By: Rachel Anne Ridge

We need more books like this. Ones that teach our kids morals, values, and respect. The author is also the illustrator. That impressed me so much. Not only is is a phenomenal author, but she is an amazing illustrator! These pictures were captivating. My 2.5 year old has a short attention span, but she loved seeing the different animals and what they were doing. 
The book starts off with the donkey traveling and picking up different things, and he crashes. A pig, a goat, and a chicken come to the rescue. They take him in and take care of him. They gave him shelter, drink, and a bed. The next morning he awoke to a small panic. It was time for the neighborhood pancake breakfast, but the pancake machine was broke. Donkey had an idea. He thought he could make one with the things in his wagon. And he did! He accomplished this so fast! The pancake breakfast went on without a hitch! Donkey was getting ready to go when his new friends asked him to stay, and give him his own pajamas! They then had a pajama ceremony, and named him Flash! Flash ends the book with a party and a bed with his very own name on it! 

The end of the book has a page where you can write your friends names on bales of hay, and how you care for each other, along with ways to help others and make friends. 

Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends is so refreshing and encouraging. This is definitely a book we will treasure for years to come!
Disclosure: I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are true and my own. 


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