Book Review & Giveaway: Donkey’s Kite by Liana-Melissa Allen

Donkey's KiteAbout the Book

The three horses Jack, Max, Lax and their friend Donkey are back!

In Horse Valley, it’s a perfect day to go kite flying. Jack, Max, Lax, and Donkey decide to get creative by putting together their own homemade kites. However, Donkey’s kite doesn’t work. No matter how hard he tries to get it to fly, it just keeps tumbling to the ground. How will poor Donkey get his kite to fly? A friendly goose named Gusty is delighted to help him out.

In this Horse Valley Adventure, Donkey learns not to give up when all seems hopeless. The friends all learn a lesson about helping others and true friendship.

My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Donkey’s Kite is the second book in the Horse Valley Adventure series. In the first book, Donkey was a bully but ultimately became best friends with the three little horses. In Donkey’s Kite, they all make kites to fly but Donkey isn’t very good at making things and his kite won’t fly. His friends are too busy to help him, so he ends up finding help from a stranger.

I like this story even better than the first one. It’s original and the pictures are bigger which makes it even better for reading aloud.

Like the first book, Donkey’s Kite has a lesson. It teaches children to help others and work together as well as to never give up. This is another great book by Liana-Melissa Allen for young children.

Where to buy the book

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About the Author

Liana-Melissa AllenLiana-Melissa Allen is a young author and illustrator of children’s books and books for youth. She has written, illustrated and published six books. Her most recent one is the colorfully illustrated children’s book “Donkey’s Kite”, the second book of “A Horse Valley Adventure” series. The first was “The Three Little Horses and the Big Bully Donkey”. The lovable cartoon characters, Max, Lax, Jack and Donkey makes them a favorite of first and second grade students. She is now working on her third book of “A Horse Valley Adventure”.

Liana-Melissa is a dedicated classical/jazz pianist, and mostly enjoys older music, especially from the big band era and the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. While playing the piano, her imagination often leads to a great amount of improvising. Frequently, Liana will improvise a theme for one of the stories she is writing. Capturing this improvised music became a priority, which ultimately resulted in theme music for “A Horse Valley Adventure”. The “Horse Valley” theme will be used for a short animated video featuring her Horse Valley characters.

Liana-Melissa loves to hear from her young readers. Please visit her website at for more information, and to contact her by email. Visit her on Facebook too.


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3 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Donkey’s Kite by Liana-Melissa Allen

  1. Deb P March 25, 2015 / 1:04 am

    I want to give the books to the grand kids.


  2. Liana-Melissa Allen March 25, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I want to thank you for the wonderful comments in your review of my book “Donkey’s Kite: A Horse Valley Adventure” 🙂 Writing and illustrating books for children is my sincere effort to inspire them to become life-long readers. I read and was read to as a child everyday. It was truly the highlight of each day. Reading aloud to children is the best gift one can give to a any child. I’m sure your great review will encourage more of this.

    Thank you again for taking the time to read and review my books. You do a great service!

    Liana-Melissa Allen


    • sleepygirl2 March 25, 2015 / 9:01 pm

      You’re welcome. You have a wonderful talent and I hope you continue to write for children.


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