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THE DONKEY AND THE KING: Final Stop on the Book Tour

Last updated on September 22, 2023


A donkey longs for an easier life with no heavy burdens and no one to tell him what to do. He runs away and becomes lost, but “good” finds him in the most unlikely of places.

Travel to the Bible lands and meet Baruch, a stubborn donkey, and other lovable animals:  Lowly, the pig; Much-Afraid, a small, lame dog; Worldly Crow, who isn’t as bright as he thinks he is; and a sheep, Little, sent on a special mission by the King. The ending of the story will delight young readers as they discover “good” exists in the world if they look and listen for it.

When I was young, I hated doing chores. I suppose I was this donkey, rebellious and self-determined but desperate for a friend—the one friend who would never leave me (or you).

Here is a short excerpt from The Donkey and the King


Worldly Crow squawked, “You’re making a big mistake. I know because I’ve been around. You’re headed for trouble.”

Much Afraid, a brown and white crippled dog, followed close behind.
“Please don’t go,” she cried.

On every page is the hidden word “good.” Can you find it in the drawings above?

This is the ninth (and final) stop on the tour. If you missed the previous eight stops, here is a listing of some of them: (The Donkey and the King at this link of the tour)

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The donkey and the sheep took off down the road.

“We are going to a garden,” said the sheep. “It’s a beautiful place full of flowers, friends, and, most of all, the King, but…”

“But what?” Baruch asked.

“There is only one gate, one door, one place to get in.

An angel guards it with a flaming sword.

”You must hear the King’s voice to enter the garden.”


On every page is the hidden word “good.” Can you find it in the drawings above? If not, you can look below and see where the word is hidden.

The unique quality of Kindle-enhanced books is that the drawings and font size can be enlarged for young readers. And for parents who can’t find the word, a QR code (a free AP is available for smartphones) and a link is provided to facilitate the search. Some pages are more challenging than others (for older readers).

If you enjoyed looking for the mouse in “Goodnight Moon” when you were young, your child will delight in looking for “good” in “The Donkey and the King.” The moral:  There is good in the world if you look and listen for the King’s voice.

Purchase: The Donkey and the King (A Story of Redemption)

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Ages 2-6

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Lorilyn Roberts is an award-winning author who writes family-friendly books for the young, the young at heart, and all those in between. Visit to learn more.

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