Culture & History

The Man With The DonkeyDonkeys in art, literature and music, as well as their symbolism and role in religion, and donkeys in history will be the subject of these pages of the blog.  Starting with the pages on the Feast of the Ass and the donkey in western Christian art pages will be added and existing pages updated or continued.  To come: The Man with the Donkey: the donkey ambulance hero of Gallipoli.  The art of Sidney Cooper. The donkey in politics.  And much much more!  Watch this space.

Copyright The Cooper Gallery / Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
Copyright The Cooper Gallery / Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
Cataluna donkey
Donkey as symbol of Catalonia

This section will also have activities for children. Here is a taster:donkey-mini-book

This page contains links to some pre-school and primary school donkey activities

Donkey jigsaw puzzle:donkey_small
http://www.first-school.ws/puzzlesonline/animals/donkey.htm
Donkey activity colouring page:
http://www.first-school.ws/t/donkeycp.htm

El asno: rima infantil

Asno, asno [Burro, burro]
viejo y gris,
demuestra que
eres muy feliz;

Afina tus orejas
y ponte a rebuznar,
y así a todo el mundo
habrás de levantar.

Colouring and puppet-making activity
http://www.primeraescuela.com/actividades/rimas/asno.htm

eeyore-coloring-pages-1
Printable Eeyore colouring pages
http://www.educationalcoloringpages.com/eeyore.html

The story of Eeyore’s birthday:
http://www.winnie-pooh.org/eeyore-birthday-presents.htm

Video: Eeyore’s Birthday

Other general information about donkeys can be found on eebray!
http://eeebray.com/

“Eeebray is a digital encyclopedia of all things “donkey”, from history and breed standard to breeder and trainer directories to photo and video galleries to donkey show results and calendars of events.  Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn more about donkeys or already enjoy showing or driving them or just keep them as the lovely pets they are, Eeebray will continually provide a wealth of information and wide array of fun and helpful resources.”

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