Posted by: nancyisanders | April 12, 2022

Book Review: Howie’s Broken Hee-Haw

Every once in a while you come across a book that truly resonates with your heart that you know will become an important part of your faith journey.

That’s how it is with Howie’s Broken Hee-Haw by Josie Siler.

This isn’t just another book about Palm Sunday.

This isn’t just another holiday book for Easter.

This isn’t just another children’s retelling of Jesus riding a donkey into Jerusalem.

This is a tug-at-your heart that brings tears of joy to your eyes type of tale.

Howie, a little donkey, is frustrated and ashamed that he can’t bray like other donkeys his age. He tries and he practices but he just can’t get it out right. So when Jesus invites Howie to carry him into Jerusalem, Howie is sure there are other donkeys who can help better than he can.

But Jesus gently explains to Howie that he’s been created for a special purpose! To sing praises to Jesus!

Every child (and adult!) will be encouraged that we are each created for a purpose in God’s Kingdom, even in our brokenness. What a joy-filled message to share with our loved ones this Resurrection Day!

You’ll want to purchase multiples of this timeless treasure to gift to your littles this Easter.

This is author Josie Siler’s debut picture book and it’s a winner! Congratulations, Josie!


  1. This sounds like a winner! Can’t wait to read this one!

  2. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing this inspiring book with us.

    I also wanted to thank you again for your November 6 blog post in which you encouraged us to sub to magazines. As a result of your prompt, I dusted off a rejected rebus story, revised it, and subbed it to Clubhouse Jr. Week before last I got a request from them for a rewrite and four days later I got an acceptance. Yay! It was definitely a bright spot in my week. So thank you for your nudge!

    • Ev, this is such exciting news!!! And so glad you got an acceptance, too. And an update on Clubhouse Jr. They just got a new editor there named Rachel Pfeiffer so it’s a great time to submit to them!

      • Thank you for the info about Clubhouse Jr, Nancy. Rachel is the one who corresponded with me. She seems really nice.

    • Congratulations on getting your article accepted by Clubhouse Jr., Evelyn. That’s fantastic!

  3. Wow! Congrats Josie.
    I’m definitely putting this book on my reading list.

    • Oh you’ll love it!

    • Thank you so much. I hope it becomes a new favorite!

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words about Howie’s Broken Hee-Haw. You made me tear up! I’m so glad this book is touching so many hearts. Praise God for what He’s doing!

    • It’s a joy to share it here on my blog!

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