by Liana-Melissa Allen
“The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey” is 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.
We all know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf! And there have been many books retelling this story. Each retelling is unique, yet the same theme runs through it: build a good house! Okay, maybe that isn’t the moral of the story, but it sure does help 🙂
When the three little horses’s house burns down, they set out to build new ones to protect themselves from the bully donkey…and to have a place for their snacks and video games, of course. You know how the story goes: the first two horses build really flimsy houses which get knocked down by the bad guy. And the third horse builds a good house that can’t get knocked down. The cute illustrations make this a retelling your children will really enjoy.
Note: This book has also been translated into Spanish!