Be Your Own Donkey
Publisher : seeking publisher
Description
A little donkey has a passion for painting, but his choice of subjects, as well as his attire, seem strange to some folks. With his friend Old Mouse and a lot of singing birds, Pino learns he must remain true himself.


The Story Behind This Book
Seeking publisher. A sampling of the book dummy is included here. FULL 32 PAGE DUMMY PDF AVAILABLE FOR INTERESTED EDITORS. A little donkey has a passion for painting, but his choice of subjects, as well as his attire, seem strange to some folks. With his friend Old Mouse and a lot of singing birds, Pino learns he must remain true himself. Pino is a real donkey on a real farm called Apifera. There artist Katherine Dunn is surrounded by her many animal muses - most who show up in puppet movies, stories and illustrations. She will also have a book out in 2010 "Creative Illustration Workshop" published by Quarry Books which focuses on her inspirations for story telling.


Praise and Reviews
"He LOVED it! I mentioned to you that he has always liked donkeys. A cousin of mine has minature donkeys, and when he was little we went to see them. He has never forgotten the experience. The ears of the donkeys made a big impression, so your book was perfect. Harrison loved the apron with the pocket for carrying stuff. The idea of the mouse riding in there was so clever. Harrison asked me if I thought birds really could sit on a donkeys ears?, and then he said, "That would be so much fun to see a bird on a donkey's. He was glad the donkey was wearing an apron with a mouse in his pocket." Harrison laughed at the ending when Pino painted two sets of ears. The grumpy sheep was also quite endearing. Harrison got the message about not listening to the sheep, and that's another reason I love your book. He told me he was glad Pino had a good friend like the little mouse. "



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Katherine Dunn
Artist/illustrator living on Apifera Farm where I am surrounded by my many animal muses. Follow along as I stumble through novice shepherd lessons, raise 4000 lavender plants with  More...