Kid’s Book Review: Wonky Donkey’s Big Surprise

Kid’s Book Review: Wonky Donkey’s Big Surprise

About the Book and Author

The Wonky Donkey has sold over two million copies worldwide!

In this story you get to meet the latest member of the Donkey family.
Brought to life by Craig Smith’s lyrical and fun verses, and Katz Cowley’s charming illustrations is a fun story that our young reviewer enjoyed listening to.

It is published by Scholastic in the UK.

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Craig Smith

Craig Smith is the creator of the Wonky Donkey series. He lives in New Zealand. You can find out more about his other stories for young children on his website.

Katz Cowley is originally from London, but she has spent 15 years living far, far away, mostly in magical New Zealand (and Australia) where I created the illustrations for my first six children’s picture books…

Her first book ‘The Wonky Donkey’, was published in 2009 (about a lovable three~legged ass with one eye and a flatulence issue), and became a run~away success, so happily she I hasn’t stopped illustrating children’s books since!

Book Review

This rhyming story is an adorable book for little children to enjoy

Adam thinks this is a nice book. He loves the donkeys and says they have big eyes.

His favourite part is the surprise. He cannot wait to get to the last page.

Lots of hugs for mummy now! He says hugging is fun.

Adam likes to pretend to be Dinky and we play guessing games together.

This rhyming story is an adorable book for little children to enjoy.


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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Adam
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: eating fruit, jigsaw puzzles and visiting the park
  • Dislikes: helicopters and fireworks
  • Favourite Book: What's Where on Earth Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life: The Amazing History of Earth's most Incredible Animals
  • Favourite Song: Five Little Monkeys