My friends on Facebook know we (Ok, yes me too) love this book in our house. We picked it up about two months ago and it's on high rotation. In fact, I had to buy one EACH for the girls, and that hasn't happened since Mem Fox 'Where is the green sheep?'. This book by Craig Smith and gorgeous illustrations from Katz Crowley is a winner - fun, well paced and a CD to go with it too. The girls go absolutely silly over it.
When we were invited by Scholastic to go see Craig perform it was quite funny as part of Get Reading 2010. We were already going - so for once I'm a step ahead of the game...! Eloise had to go to school but Olivia and Laura were beside themselves and made sure their 'Little Wonky Donkeys' came along too to Surry Hills Library last week.
I asked Craig how long he had been in children's literature and was surprised to learn he's a newcomer to the scene, having previously worked in adult musical entertainment. In 2003 he started making up songs mostly to amuse his own son and his talent took up from there. You will be seeing a lot more of Craig's books I can guarantee you - I bought his CD of all his kid's songs at the performance and I believe many of them are on the drawing board to become books with CD's.
One of those books has just arrived at bookstores - Wilbee the bumblebee tells the gorgeous story of a bumblebee Wilbee who catches his wooly jumper on a rose-thorn and ends up naked! We're definitely grabbing this!
Now to Wonky donkey. This is so catchy. Honestly. It won't feel like a chore to read it at night and I think the Dad's in particular will love it. Our girls had theirs signed, and will cherish them forever!
'I was walking down the street and I saw a donkey...hee haw!'
'He was a spunky, hanky panky, cranky, stinky dinky, lanky, honkey tonkey, winky, wonky donkey,spunky,hanky panky,cranky,stinky dinky,lanky,honkey tonkey, winky wonky donkey'
So Scholastic are giving away 5 sets of The Wonky Donkey!
Each pack valued at $29.95 contains:
- Wonkey Donkey book
- Wonkey Donkey CD
- Wonkey Donkey toy!
What do you have to do?
Comment here and tell me which is your child's current favourite book!
- You can enter once daily
- Extra entry for tweeting I want to win a Wonky Donkey book set for my kid/s over at Frills in the Hills (@FrillyHills ) http://bit.ly/dliUE9
- Another entry for copying and pasting your comment here on the Frills in the Hills Facebook Wall
Entries close midnight 26th September
Entrants must have an Australian postal address
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