The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith & Katz Cowley

The Wonky DonkeyThe Wonky Donkey has been a firm favourite in New Zealand since it was first published there back in 2009, but to the rest of the world it was relatively unknown until a hilarious video appeared in late August 2018, which quickly went viral.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 9 months then you will know the one I mean! It features a lovely Scottish lady reading the book to her grandson for the first time and giggling wildly as the story gets increasingly silly. You can watch the video again here if you need a bit of a pick me up!

The story is about a 3-legged donkey which the reader sees as they are walking down the road. Each time you turn the page you learn a new fact about the donkey, which slowly turns the rhyme in to a massive tongue twister.

He may start off as just a ‘wonky’ donkey, but by the very last page (after we’ve learned about his bad hygiene, his love of country music and his mischievous ways, among other things) he’s a ‘spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey’!!!

Naturally this has been a big hit in our house! Ivy loves listening to me stumbling over my words as we get closer to the end of the book and we’ve now read it so many times that she tries to join in. Guaranteed to make both you and your little one giggle!

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