Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey: A Horse Valley Adventure (Book 1) by Liana-Melissa Allen is a children’s picture book loosely based upon the classic story of The Three Little Pigs. This book is full of beautiful illustrations and is part of the Horse Valley Adventure series. Liana-Melissa Allen has taken a children’s fable and turned it into this wonderful tale that children will enjoy as they learn about bullying, independence and sharing. When the home that the three little horses shared burned down, they each had to make a new life decision. Collectively the three little horses were strong against the bullying Donkey, but individually they were not. Children will not only enjoy reading The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey, but will learn a lot about life lessons, choices and decisions that make a difference in their lives and the effect on them.
Sometimes life can seem unfair. It can cause us to make decisions about various things and sometimes the decisions are made quickly. The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey is that type of story where survival of the fittest does matter. Big Bully Donkey had no problems terrorizing the forest, but even he eventually saw that there are some that will stand up to him. I enjoyed the life lesson reminders in The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey by Liana-Melissa Allen. There are so many people being affected by bullying and it must stop; this is the book to show readers how things can be turned around.