Craig Smith and Katz Cowley have joined forces again to create this endearing sequel to The Wonky Donkey. Following his tried and true formula, Smith introduces the charmingly cheeky Wonky Donkey’s daughter. Watch out! While she is dinky and inky-pinky, she is also funky, punky … and can be just as stinky as her dad! Cowley’s brilliant illustrations bring the characters to life, and Smith has recorded an accompanying, suitably ‘punked up’ Dinky Donkey song, downloadable from his website.
Capturing the essence of being young, individual, and the apple of your father’s eye, this book is sure to appeal to everyone, and particularly people aged 5 - 7. Parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians will enjoy sharing the witty humour of this book with children and having a giggle together. Teachers could use The Dinky Donkey as a fun text with which to explore character description, use of adjectives, and rhyme.
Title: The Dinky Donkey
Author: Craig Smith
Illustrator: Katz Cowley
Format: Hardcover picture book
Date of publication: 2019
Ages: Early childhood to 8 years
Reviewer: Stephanie Dolphin, Level 1 Co-team leader, Remarkables Primary School, Central Otago
Recommendation: Highly recommended.
Opening sentence: The Wonky Donkey had a child… it was a little girl.
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