Friday, 30 August 2019

A New Zealand book every kid should read before the age of 12 – The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith (illustrated by Katz Cowley)




The New Zealand Book Council came up with a list of books by New Zealanders that they reckon every kid should have read by the age of 12.  I decided to check out the ones I haven't read and post about the ones I agreed were good (in no particular order).

The Wonky Donkey is just delightful.  It dates back 10 years but has recently got quite a high profile via YouTube – this clip of a Scottish granny cracking up as she read it.


It is one of those songs/poems that builds like The Partridge and the Pear Tree.  You climax the description of the donkey with spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey!

2 comments:

  1. I saw this one FB and the news and couldn't stop laughing!!! I've forgotten about it...we are headed to see our 7 week old great! grand daughter. I just ordered via Amazon as our grand daughter is reading to her even now!!! Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. Carole, the book was delivered when we were there this weekend!! I was more excited than the mom! HA

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