Author(s): Craig Smith
In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter! There is much fun to be had by listening to the song and trying to predict the new word for each clue given. Craig Smith's song, The Wonky Donkey, won an APRA Silver Scroll Award in 2008 for Best Children's Song of the Year.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Choice 2010 and Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2010. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2010 and PANZ Book Design Awards: Children's Book 2010 and LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Award 2010.
Singer/songwriter Craig Smith performs at gigs around the South Island. He has lived in Australia for 4 years and Vietnam for 6 years, and says Spike Milligan and his Mum are his greatest influences. Katz Cowley is a British-born illustrator. Katz has a degree in illustration from the University of Northumbria. She spent a year and a half travelling around SE Asia and living in Australia before arriving in NZ in 2000, where she has been ever since.