The Wonky Donkey, by Craig Smith

I was walking down the road and I saw…
a donkey,
Hee Haw!
And he only had three legs!
He was wonky donkey.

Kids will love the silliness of this fun to read aloud picture book. The silliness of the text accumulates – the wonky donkey becoming a winky wonky donkey, then a honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, in tongue-twisting repetitive text which will have youngsters joining in. The book can also be sung, with the accompanying CD sung by creator Craig Smith. The text won APRA Children’s Song of the Year in 2008. As well as the funny text and the music, kids will love the illustrations which bring the donkey to life in watercolour on a textured paper background. The bird character which stars alongside the donkey in the illustrations adds to the humour.

Great for classroom use, this is also one for home, whether read aloud or with the music.

The Wonky Donkey

The Wonky Donkey, by Craig Smith, illustrated by Katz Crowley
Scholastic, 2009

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