Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stubby's Destiny- Dixie Phillips

Stubby's Destiny
Written by Dixie Phillips
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
Published by Guardian Angel Publishing

Stubby's Destiny is a about an orphan donkey who wants to be like the great stallions who work for the King. Sly the stallion takes time to work with Stubby on his trot, his stance, his grace. Much stumbling and tears later Stubby realizes he will never be a magnificant stallion. He goes home to the stable with tears in his eyes, feeling he has no divine destiny.
The next morning Stubby is getting a drink at the well and 2 men come up and put a robe around his neck and tell him that the Lord needs his help. Maybe Stubby has a divine calling after all.
A great story for any time of year, but works great for the Easter season and the triumphant entry.
The story was fantastic, my kids really enjoyed it. The illustrations were fantastic.
The only trouble I had with this book is that the writing goes right across the illustrations and is in white print. I didn't care for this layout at all. I felt it distracted from the art work. I personally prefer the words to be on their own page, or at the bottom of the page, to not cover up the illustrations. Just my own personal opinion. The wholesomeness of the book, and the story isn't hindered by it, but I would recommend not using this type of format.

I received a copy of this book from Dixie and I so appreciate the opportunity to review it!

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