Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Review: 'Mylo' by Sheila Jaxland

Mylo by Sheila Jaxland, 2013, Outskirts Press, $12.95, softbound, 32 pages. Category/Genre: religion. Cover: very nice, except that Jesus is a little cross-eyed. Where we got it: author. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

An endearing tale of a donkey who saw Jesus through birth, adulthood, death, and resurrection. In this story, Mylo takes the virgin Mary to Bethlehem and, upon seeing the Christ child, vows never to leave Jesus's side. 

Quotes from the Bible punctuate the story, and the illustrations are vivid and colourful. It is, of course, a touching tale, and it's also a neat take on why donkeys have a cross on their backs. 

If you want to introduce youngsters to the Bible, this may be the way to do it. 

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