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The Wonky Donkey (Book + CD)

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The Wonky Donkey (Book + CD) by Craig Smith
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"Fun in the classroom"
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The kids in my class love this book, especially the stinky donkey. The fun lyrics and catchy rhythm make for a very fun song.

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Sing-a-long great – and a real sense of achievement when you know all the words! Lovely pictures too.

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"Simply well written and very well illustrated."
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We read this with our 2 year old grandson and he just adores it. He loves to say HEE HAW! You can see the look of anticipation on his face when it's about to come in the story. Wonderful, we have so many laughs and so much fun reading this story.

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This is a paperback book and CD set of the award-winning song The Wonky Donkey with hilarious illustrations!

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

Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the books final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky, donkey!

There is much fun to be had by listening to the song and trying to predict the new word for each clue given.

  • Winner of the NZ Post 2010 Children’s Choice Book Award
  • Craig Smith's song, The Wonky Donkey, won an APRA Silver Scroll Award in 2008 for Best Children's Song of the Year. 

Release date NZ
November 1st, 2009
Illustrated by Katz Cowley
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Scholastic New Zealand
All-time sales rank
Top 100
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