The biggest issue I have is the whole rhyming meter. It isn't right throughout with the syllable count to make the rhyme really work seamlessly and each stanza seems to operate to a different syllable count and meter creating a discord in pattern. You notice this when it is read aloud moreso. That really bothers me a lot. I wish Dandi had not made it a rhyming book now, after reading this, because to me it takes away from the story when the rhyme isn't quite right - the message isn't as effective. I think the angle of the story is sweet. It reminds me of the christmas song 'Little Donkey Little Donkey' which I haven't thought of in years!
I'm also not so sure that snowflakes falling to whiten the promised land is overly accurate either?
I am disappointed with this book, I must admit. I had high hopes and expectations. The artwork is the best part of this book. I wouldn't recommend this book.
Please note that I received this book in return for my review, however the opinions expressed are my own.