The Wonky Donkey

The Wonky Donkey, Craig Smith, Katz Cowley, Scholastic, 2009


I was walking down the street and I saw a donkey, hee haw! In this book each page tells us something different about the donkey, until he becomes a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey!

Tranche(s) d’âge

0-3 ANS, 3-5 ANS


Appréciation du livre

As well as being hilarious, this book also offers several learning opportunities. There are plenty of examples of rhyme, repetition and new vocabulary words.

Réaction des enfants

Laughter really is contagious! What children love most about this book is seeing the adult reading it having so much fun saying all the silly sentences! You will have them all (and yourself) in fits of giggles before the end.


Fiches de lecture

See how Bethany plans to read this book. Download Prep Sheet for The Wonky donkey

Download the blank form to plan your story telling.

Suggestion d'activité

During the story, we learn that the noise a donkey makes is ‘hee-haw’. Have fun with the children by singing an amusing variation of a traditional nursery rhyme.

Activity – The Wonky Donkey

Listen the author singing the official song of the story.

Heure du conte Manimot

Announce the activity with the writable poster : Poster The Wonky donkey

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