Book Review: The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
Craig Smith is the author of the children’s book, The Wonkey Donkey.
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 book's final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky, donkey!
The Wonkey Donkey Song
About the Illustrator, Katz Cowley
British-born Katz Cowley 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 New Zealand in 2000, where she has been ever since.
I love this book. I read it to my hubby, my son, and then sent the song video to Anna Gary (illustrator of Barn Town stories). It is funny and tends to stick with you long after the reading is done.
The illustrations are bright and bring the story to life. And can you figure out who is telling the story?
I recommend this book to not only kids but to babysitters, grandma’s and anyone who loves a good story.
About the Reviewer
As a children’s author, I am blessed to live in the imaginary world of Barn Town where the animals talk and share their lives with me. I believe that I have the best job there is. Another joy I have is reading other children’s authors and sharing their work with you. Read a book and share the joy with others.
Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon. I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible. Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.
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