Spunky wonky donkey
Queenstown-born children’s author Craig Smith is currently touring Australia promoting his best-selling book Wonky Donkey. Smith began his tour at Hobart Library where a crowd of 5 children danced and clapped as he read and sang to them. Smith said he was more than happy to be part of the Get Reading program, which is an initiative of the Australia Council. “I’m quite honoured to be involved with this tour,” Smith said. “Any organisation which encourages kids to get reading is a good thing.” Smith’s profile in New Zealand is sky-high. As well as being a top-selling author, his Wonky Donkey CD went platinum, and a Wonky Donkey iPhone app is the biggest seller in New Zealand history. The Wonky Donkey won an APRA Silver Scroll Award in 28 for Best Children’s Song of the Year.