The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith. Illustrated by Katz Cowley. Published by Scholastic

Blurb

The book behind the viral internet sensation of a granny reading this story to her grandchild, viewed over 3 million times.Β Based on the popular song, THE WONKY DONKEY has sold over one million copies worldwide.Β Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey?Β This hilarious picture book will have children – and adults – braying with laughter!

Lucy’s Review

“A silly story about a silly donkey”. This story has been selected for bed time reads frequently. It is as Lucy quotes a silly story about a donkey. The repetition of the text makes it easy to read a long and the words used and its ‘silliness’ ensures lots of laughs. The story also creates lots of questions such as why has the donkey only got one eye?’ ‘why is it missing a leg? etc which creates an opportunity to talk about matters such as disabilities.

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Oscar the Hungry Unicorn by Lou Carter. Illustrated by Nikki Dyson

Published by Orchard Books (20 Sept. 2018)

Blurb

Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you’re a unicorn who eats everything in sight … No one wants him around: not the pirates or the fairies or the dragons. Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Well, it just so happens that Princess Oola has been searching for a unicorn FOR EVER ..

Lucy’s Review

Oscar is a very hungry unicorn that loves to eat – everything. A fun book that has been read numerous times at Lucy’s request as it includes unicorns, trolls, fairies, dragons and other mythical creatures. The illustrations are bright and sparkly and will keep young children enthralled with lots of talking points. A fun unicorn story that differs (in a good way) from your standard unicorn picture books.

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The Adventures of Little Miss Crazy Hair: The Girl with Curl by Christopher Garcia-Halenar, Alejandro Garcia-Halenar, Sophia Jin (Illustrator)

Lucy’s Review

Lucy loved it, She thought the girls hair was gorgeous and wanted curls herself! The story is well written and full of energy and adventure. The underlying message of acceptance for all and be proud of yourself no matter what you look like is strong throughout. The book has beautiful illustrations with strong colors and lovely details that will keep children hooked.

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Angel on Assignment – An Angelic Tradition by Wanda Carter Roush, Alicia Young (Illustrator), Mike Motz (Illustrator)

Review

A sweet rhyming story for children about angels. I enjoyed the underlying message of helping one another when you can. If everyone did this the world would be a much better place. Kids will love the bright colorful illustrations and the how to build an angel for yourself kit at the end of the book.

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Jerry the Squirrel: Volume One by Shawn P.B. Robinson

Review

Jerry the Squirrel is a series of short story’s that will entertain children of all ages. The hero is Jerry a lovable crazy squirrel who invents weird and wonderful machines that are aimed to help his own everyday squirrel life but his jealous squirrel friends often wants the benefits for themselves. These inventions do not always go to plan leading to a number of mad escapades and laugh out loud moments. The author creates a fantastic squirrel world with funny characters and great plots. Highly recommended.

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Sister Girl and the Training Wheels (The Sister Girl Collection) by Nicole Fenner

Review

A vibrant story which follows ‘sister girl’ and her desire to learn to ride a bike (with the help of dad). The book has colorful illustrations and will appeal to small children who want to start riding a bike with 2 wheels.

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I Told You So! The Adventures of William and Thomas by by Mark Gunning

Review

A fun well written book about Thomas and his mischievous best friend William who gets up to lots of crazy pranks. Children will enjoy the silly situations the two boys get up to and will be eager to read on to their next not so carefully thought out cunning plan. For ages 8+

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Ten Sheep to Sleep by Nidhi Kamra and Eugene Ruble (Illustrator)

Lucy’s Review

A creative bed time story for young children. I enjoyed the way the sheep came alive in the child’s mind and how she solved the problem of counting too many sheep. The book is wonderfully illustrated with fantastic details on every page and will entertain children and adults alike (thinking about what they count to get to sleep) It will also help children with learning to count in a fun manner.Β 

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Frances Darwin Investigates by Mrs Eileen M. Moynihan

Review
An exciting well-written story for children. The story is about family, friendship and great detective work as Frances (with the help of friends and family) tries to solve a dog napping crime that is sweeping her neighborhood. The book is full of lovable characters, suspense and action. Children will be eager to keep on reading to the end.

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