“Colvin’s sentimental tale is just right for a Christmas read-aloud.”
On Christmas night, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger, surrounded by animals, among them, a donkey. Near the end of his life on Earth, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on the back of a donkey. When author Adele Colvin realized that the Bible makes mention of this lowly animal at both momentous occasions in the life of Christ, she began to consider the relationship between the animals and crafted these two stories.
Inspired by Scripture, these tales present Jesus’ complete life story as witnessed by a very blessed family of humble donkeys. Two original songs enhance this touching and moving account of Christ’s life, narrated over a delicately orchestrated musical setting. From Christ’s birth and childhood to his ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Crucifixion, and glorious Resurrection, the life of Jesus is celebrated here by the modest animals who share the true meaning of what it is to love and serve him.
About the Author
Adele Bibb Colvin is a songwriter and lyricist whose religious works have been used in worship services and published in songbooks. She is an active member of her community church, a member of the Junior League, and a literacy tutor. A graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in philosophy, Colvin lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband.
About the Illustrator
Peyton Hamilton Carmichael’s artwork has been exhibited in New York’s Artexpo at the Javits Convention Center and in galleries across the southeast. She illustrated both The Donkeys’ Tales and The Donkey’s Easter Tale. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
THE DONKEYS’ TALES / THE DONKEY’S EASTER TALE CD
Narrated by Suzanne Mann
Music by Andy Meginniss and Shaun Pezant
Original Story by Adele Bibb Colvin
Illustrations by Peyton Hamilton Carmichael
A Recording by D-Tale Productions
Running time: 34 minutes