Scottsdale author brings readers on journey to birth of Jesus

Scottsdale Author Alex Casuccio takes his young readers to a very important biblical journey in the nationwide release of his new children’s book, “A Long Donkey Ride to Bethlehem.”

In “A Long Donkey Ride to Bethlehem,” travel with two adorable animals, a donkey and a mouse, as they carry the mother of Jesus from Nazareth to Bethlehem for Jesus’s birth.

With a booming voice, God speaks to Dora, the donkey, telling her to safely carry Mary to Bethlehem so that his son can be born there. Excited and proud to be called by God, Melvin, the mouse, and Dora travel together while Dora carries Mary to Bethlehem.

It is truly a wonderful experience to see the journey through the eyes of Dora and Melvin, who play a very important role in the birth of Jesus.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Mr. Casuccio is a veterinarian who often sees the world through the eyes of his animal friends.

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