Author(s): Craig Smith
Wonky Donkey has a daughter with the same rambunctious spirit as her dad. Kids, parents and their loved ones will enjoy the hilarity and cumulative read-aloud fun.
This cute little pint-sized donkey has beautiful long eyelashes, loves to listen to music, paints her hooves bright pink, sometimes has to go pee-pee, loves to play piano, has a very cool spiky haircut . . . and sometimes smells a bit bad (like her Dad!). She's a blinky, funky, pinky . . . you know how it goes . . . dinky donkey!
Wonky and Dinky become the perfect duo to get even more young children reading (and hopefully some more grandmothers, too)!
Publication 16 October 2019
THE DINKY DONKEY [STARRED REVIEW!]
From Kirkus -American Book Review Magazine
Author: Craig Smith
Illustrator: Katz Cowley
Even more alliterative hanky-panky from the creators of The Wonky Donkey (2010).Operating on the principle (valid, here) that anything worth doing is worth overdoing, Smith and Cowley give their wildly popular Wonky Donkey a daughter—who, being "cute and small," was a "dinky donkey"; having "beautiful long eyelashes" she was in consequence a "blinky dinky donkey"; and so on…and on…and on until the cumulative chorus sails past silly and ludicrous to irresistibly hysterical: "She was a stinky funky plinky-plonky winky-tinky," etc. The repeating "Hee Haw!" chorus hardly suggests what any audience's escalating response will be. In the illustrations the daughter sports her parent's big, shiny eyes and winsome grin while posing in a multicolored mohawk next to a rustic boombox ("She was a punky blinky"), painting her hooves pink, crossing her rear legs to signal a need to pee ("winky-tinky inky-pinky"), demonstrating her smelliness with the help of a histrionic hummingbird, and finally cozying up to her proud, evidently single parent (there's no sign of another) for a closing cuddle.Should be packaged with an oxygen supply, as it will incontestably elicit uncontrollable gales of giggles. (Picture book. 4-6)