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The Wonky Donkey

The Wonky Donkey

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The Wonky Donkey is a 2009 children's book by New Zealander Craig Smith. [1] It is illustrated by British-born Katz Cowley, who has a degree in Illustration from the University of Northumbria. [2] Story makes little sense, but all littles were highly satisfied, with requests for repeat reads in future. The little bird that is following him takes up the story and at each turn adds one of the phrases to his description, for example one morning he gets up and does not have his coffee so 'cranky' is added to the descriptive list. And in the end he has eight characteristics attached to his name.

Author and musician Craig Smith was born in Clyde, central Otago, in 1972. Shortly after, the family moved to Queenstown where he, his mother and five brothers and sisters grew up. He now lives in Christchurch. As a child Craig remembers telling his mother, 'When I grow up, I'm going to become a musician.' Her answer was 'You can't do both!' and she was right. When writing songs for the adult arena, Craig couldn't escape his childish side and was soon writing songs for non-grown-ups. I must confess I am at a loss to understand how 'The Wonky Donkey' became 'The laugh-out-loud, bestselling book that's a viral internet sensation!' It unfortunately did very little for me and did not excite me in the least. It has unusual illustrations and the story is simple, using snappy rhyming words to describe the donkey's many defects, beginning with the fact that he has three legs and is thus a 'wonky donkey'.

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Try to read this out loud ! I watched a lady read it to a baby and she kept laughing which made me laugh so much. I loved it. I want a copy for future kids and one for my niece. Ewing, Isobel (13 November 2014). "Wonky Donkey author launches new book". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 10 June 2015. Cowley, Katz. "Katz Cowley ~ Award Winning Illustrator & Workshop Facilitator". Katz Cowley . Retrieved 29 March 2023. The illustrations aren't terrible, style-wise. But I really question the wisdom of that one picture. In trying to be funny, the illustrator may have inadvertently caused a whole bunch of children to need therapy.

Brilliant book that is fun to read over and over. And even funnier to give to unsuspecting relatives to read to your children. Just try saying "he was a stinky dinky lanky honky tonky winky wonky donkey" out loud. If that doesn't make you laugh, try saying it once more, but in a Scottish accent. I endeavor to always read this in a Scottish accent - which makes most things better, if you ask me - and so far it seems to be working. My 2 year old giggles when I read and then asks me to read it again! Well, technically he says "more honky donkey", but one can hardly blame him when his mother has suddenly taken on a Scottish brogue. This article is about the 2009 book. For Ant & Dec's children's television programme phone-in game, see SMTV Live.Children's Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association. 2018 . Retrieved 7 January 2019. I have always made a point of keeping it real. I had never heard about this book before a month ago. I came across it in my local Barnes & Noble. From the onset, the title grabbed my attention. I had to read it... I've mainly been buying the book that I can recall from my childhood for my daughter, but having seen that hilarious YouTube video of the Scottish gran trying to read this - we had to add it to the collection.

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