The Wonky Donkey

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The Wonky Donkey is full of silly words that toddlers and preschoolers will adore. And there’s some laughter in there for the grown-up who will be happy to read this fun book over and over again.

“It was a pleasure to bring Wonky into the world; he has a spirit of his own that reminds us of our own strength, and to stand true in ourselves, no matter what life brings or throws at us, he reminds us that we are often stronger than we know”.

Best selling and, award-winning Illustrator Katz Cowley

Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud!

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

The Wonky Donkey was a big hit when shared with a group of adults attending a birthday party. Lots of laughs! Most of them showed interest in purchasing copies to share with spouses and with children.

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!

New Zealander Craig Smith’s children’s book, based on Smith’s song of the same name, tells of a three-legged – or wonky – donkey, adding a new adjective every few pages until it ends with a “spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey”. In a recent video made by her daughter, Scottish granny Janice Clark reads the story to her four-month-old grandson Archer, and laughs progressively harder as the donkey becomes increasingly bizarre. “Oh dear, how can anybody read this seriously,” says Clark. “This is going to kill me.” The video has been viewed more than 3m times in the last week.

The Guardian

This is a great book for children to look at or for a parent to read to children. It’s a book you want to hang onto for a keepsake

Wonky Donkey Book

The Wonky Donkey was my first published book, and he began his visual life in a most modest way, having been 'born' in the humble surrounds of the small converted stable where I was living by the sea, in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2009.

It is based on an award-winning children’s song. With hilarious lyrics and illustrations, this picture book will appeal to adults and children alike.


Wonky Donkey song unofficial music video Craig Smith animation.

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