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The Wonky Donkey - Craig Smith

The Wonky Donkey

By: Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st November 2009
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
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In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter!

There is much fun to be had by listening to the song and trying to predict the new word for each clue given. Craig Smith's song, The Wonky Donkey, won an APRA Silver Scroll Award in 2008 for Best Children's Song of the Year.

About The Author

Singer/songwriter Craig Smith performs at gigs around the South Island. He has lived in Australia for 4 years and Vietnam for 6 years, and says Spike Milligan and his Mum are his greatest influences. Katz Cowley is a British-born illustrator. Katz has a degree in illustration from the University of Northumbria. She spent a year and a half travelling around SE Asia and living in Australia before arriving in NZ in 2000, where she has been ever since.

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The Wonky Donkey
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (12)
  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Well written (8)
  • Page turner (4)

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  • Gift (8)
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5.0

My grandchildren roar with delight at this book

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from Concord West, NSW

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

    As a former English teacher and one who loves young children, I love that there is not a child of either sex who has either read this book or had it read to them who has not loved every page of it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A fun read

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    from Melbourne

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      Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

      Cute story.

      Great read.

      Funny!

      Nice to have a kids book that appeals to parents too!

       
      5.0

      Our favourite

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      from Queensland

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
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        Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

        My two year old grandson and all adults in the family love this book and it's catchy song.

         
        5.0

        A must have for your child.

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        from Qld

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Kids Can Join In
        • Page Turner

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          Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

          I've used this book with young students. They love the story and love to join in. A great book to give as a gift, as it's bound to be a hit.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My little guy loves it!

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          from Sydney, Aus

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Well Written

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            Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

            We read daily to my almost 2 year old and he loves this book! He sniffs it out and we need to read it multiple times a day. The CD is great too, good to know how to read it as the author intended, but we still read it how we want to.

             
            5.0

            Great book!

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            from Outback NSW

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
            • Well Written

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              Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

              My two year old loves it.

               
              5.0

              Worth the money kids are very happy

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              from rosewater S.A.

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                Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

                Very funny kids read it over and over

                 
                5.0

                Loved by Mum and Kids

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                from Darwin

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Characters
                • Humorous

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                  Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

                  I sent this as a present for my three year old grandaughter. She loves the book. Her mother loves the accompanying CD. Its a winner all round.

                   
                  4.0

                  Very Entertaining

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                  from Northern NSW

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                    Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

                    My son loved the book being read to him.And I really brought it to life.He laughs everytime I read it.And he liked the cd as well.

                     
                    4.0

                    delightful

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                    from Central Coast

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                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Page Turner
                    • Well Written

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                      Comments about The Wonky Donkey:

                      A gift for my 4 yo niece who was delighted to receive it because her friend had it and it was their favourite book to read together.

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                      ISBN: 9781869439262
                      ISBN-10: 1869439260
                      Audience: Children
                      For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
                      For Grades: PS - 1
                      Format: Book with Other Items
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 24
                      Published: 1st November 2009
                      Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand Limited
                      Country of Publication: NZ
                      Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 25.0  x 0.4
                      Weight (kg): 0.17