The Wonky Donkey

The Wonky Donkey

by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley

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"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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338547368
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/26/2018
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 37,614
File size: 54 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

CRAIG SMITH is the recipient of the 2008 APRA Children's Song of the Year for THE WONKY DONKEY. When not writing, Craig works as a musician and entertainer. Visit him at

KATZ COWLEY is an illustrator and teacher who leads workshops in drawing, creative journaling, and self expression.

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The Wonky Donkey 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Wenchilada More than 1 year ago
As I read this book for the first time to my children, I caught myself laughing out loud. This is a wonderful book and one certainly worthy of it's place by my children's bedside.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny. The children in my grade love this story/song.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like many others, I bought this book because I saw the video of the grandmother laughing hysterically as she read the book to her grandchild. Take 20% off coupons from
KristiBernard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There isn¿t a whole lot one would expect to see when looking at a donkey, but such is not the case with this picture book. There is a lot of tongue-twisting, long-winded, catch-phrasing going on in this story. It all happens when a little yellow bird just happens to be sitting on an old fence post by the side of the road and sees a donkey hobbling along. The bird notices that the donkey has some very interesting things about him, he's missing a leg and an eye to name a few. The little yellow bird just keeps adding these interesting qualities and it¿s quite interesting to see if you have enough breath to say them all.Water color illustrations bring donkey and bird to life. The readers in the age range of 5 to 9 yrs will get a close and personal view of the donkeys many attributes. Teachers and parents will enjoy this picture book as much as children. The quirky lyrics will make everyone giggle. Children will learn a new song that can be downloaded from the Scholastic website. This book is very interactive and helps children understand that we are all different and that¿s not a bad thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible. Pages will not open, all blank. So dissappointed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a cute book. I read to a class of Kindergartners for March is Reading month and they loved making the Hee Haw noise for every page! The kids loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love reading this book to my grandchildren!!! So funny, the whole family laughs out loud!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very fun book to enjoy with your little ones. They love getting to yell "Hee Haw" as you get to it. I recommend it for a very fun activity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually buy books that are more "bed time" in nature for my twin four year old grandsons, but the name and the good rating captivated me. Well, we all were laughing hysterically by page 3 and could not wait for the next page to see what was coming next. I am talking flat out belly laughs. The boys were trying to chant all of the repeating descriptions, but were laughing too hard. The best part is the ending which instructs that different is OK; it is who you are as a "person" that matters. Maybe not for bedtime, but I can't imagine who will not enjoy this book and its subtly delivered message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Wonky Donkey was a big hit when I shared it with a group of adults attending a city meeting. Lots of laughs! It also led to interest in purchasing copies to share with other adults and with children.
DocHutch More than 1 year ago
I am told this is a wonderful book, but actually I did not order it. Someone hacked my account and used my credit card to purchase it which B&N knew. So sad, but thank you for refunding me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After seeing a youtube video of someone reading this book in laughter, I bought the book for myself to see if I could red it out loud without laughing. I failed miserably. I will buy some more for my friends with children for Christmas. A good read to laugh out loud :)
TheKinuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK! its so cute and I would love to do it at a story time if I were brave enough or at least had lots of time to practice :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book, excellant fast service Barnes and Noble thank you !!!
Lindi Goins More than 1 year ago
Fun book for parent/grandparent and child. Even non-readers are able to read Hee Haw after a few pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased these for Christmas for great grandchildren - - will know if they enjoyed them after Christmas! I think they will love them!
Luvs2Read More than 1 year ago
I laughed all the way through this book. I am giving both of my granddaughters it to add to their library. I liked that it showed a not so perfect donkey so that I can explain that everyone and everything is their own unique person or in this case animal.
yuvi cka More than 1 year ago
very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome funny book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. Super funny and hilarious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very comical children's book. Keeps the reader and listeners laughing! Definitely would recommend purchasing this book.