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The Wonky Donkey

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The Wonky Donkey

Genre: Picture Book

Ages: 4-8 years

Author: Craig Smith

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Illustrator: Katz Crowley

Publisher: Scholastic, 2010

Accelerated Reader: No

My Favorite Line: “He only had three legs, one eye, he liked to listen to country music…and he was quite tall and slim. He was a lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.”

My Son’s Favorite Line: “He only had three legs, one eye, he listened to country music, he was quite tall and slim…and he smelt really, really bad. He was a stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.”

Review: 5 out 5 stars for humor and silliness.

Availability: Amazon paperback

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The Wonky Donkey, made popular through a video posted on social media in 2018, was originally published over ten years ago. In the video, a Scottish grandmother was recorded reading the story to her grandchild. She laughed hysterically, and quite contagiously, during the whole video. Since this viral clip, book sales have grown exponentially, a Wonky Donkey song has been produced, and another book, entitled The Dinky Donkey, has been written.

The Wonky Donkey, begins with a person walking down the road where he meets a donkey. With each page, the person learns random tidbits about his new acquaintance; like the fact that he only has three legs and one eye. He is aptly labeled, a winky wonky donkey. The identifiers continue until finally he is called a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky-dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky, wonky donkey.

This book is sure to bring a smile to every reader’s face and is highly recommended for everyone who has children or grandchildren. A fabulous, silly read aloud story.

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