The Hungry Donkey by Heather Amery is a delightful little book for early readers. With help and encouragement from an adult, young children who are just beginning to read, will be able to read the whole book by themselves and follow the story too.
The book is about a naughty donkey, Ears. She lives on Apple Tree Farm with Mrs Boots, the farmer and her two children. When the family goes to a show, Ears is very naughty and eats up a lady’s hat. but then she enters the Best Donkey Competition and wins a hat for the lady and a rosette for herself.
The amazing thing about the book is that it contains two levels within the same text. On top are single sentences that make up the whole story for very early readers . For more advanced readers, the story is told in small paragraphs.
There’s also a little yellow duck hidden on every page which children have to find making reading even more exciting. What more can a mother want!