Coconut comes to school every day. Hee haw! Coconut canters across the school meadow. Her hooves go trit trot! Her ears go flip flop, flip flop! Her tail goes swish as she flicks at the flies. "Coconut's here!" the children laugh.
The children love Coconut but Mr Clapper the teacher doesn't love her - he doesn't love her one bit. "Go away Coconut! Go back home! Donkeys can't come to school!" he shouts.
The next day Mr Clapper brings a bag of carrots to school for he has a plan to make Coconut go away. But when Mr Clapper finds himself in trouble, he just might have to change his mind about Coconut . . .
With this book Berlie Doherty has created a lyrical text in a warm, reassuring setting. This is a great read-aloud text and young children will enjoy joining in with the hee-haws. Ivan Bates' soft illustrations perfectly capture the humour and emotion of what is sure to become a classic story.