THE GRINNY GRANNY DONKEY GREAT FOR RHYTHM, REPETITION, LAUGHS, SPEECH DEVELOPMENT, plus an activity


By Leslie Lindsay

Fun-loving, silly story incorporates repetition and rhyme for an endearing tale about grandparents and the children they love. 

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~FUN Friday|ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~

Children’s Literature with Activity

Another sequel to the laugh-out-loud viral sensation, THE WONKY DONKEY is here–just in time for the holidays from the

internationally bestselling creators of The Wonky Donkey comes a third member of the family!

There was a sweet donkey who lived on the heath.
She was so funny with her false teeth…
Hee Haw!

This time, readers will meet Dinky Donkey’s grandma: a grinny granky plunky-plinky swanky clinky-clanky zonky dunky-drinky clunky donkey! Brought to life by Craig Smith’s signature playful verses and Katz Cowley’s charming illustrations, THE GRINNY GRANNY DONKEY (Scholastic, November 10; ages 3-5years) is just as fun as her off-spring.

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SPEECH-RICH ACTIVITY TO TRY: 

Grab a little person in your life and read THE GRINNY GRANNY DONKEY together. Giggle and laugh and heck, read it again. Pay special attention to the silly, rhyming words, but also the repetition. Both rhyming and repetition are keys to driving home many speech development aspects. Kids with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) particularly need exposure to these types of words and stories; it helps build the neural pathways needed for automatic speech. Next, allow your child to look for objects mentioned in the story. Can you find false teeth (those wind-up chatter teeth so popular around thisapraxiacover-01 (1) time of year will do wonders), how about old costume jewelry, hats, clips, brooches, eye glasses (on chains), doilies, whatever you may have on hand. Getting kids whole-body engagement is so much fun plus it offers more than just ‘fun,’ it can be educational, too… hours of creative play (and maybe you a few moments to gather your thoughts).

~UPDATED, 2nd EDITION of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA coming soon from WOODBINE HOUSE!~

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Artistic image of book cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Follow on Instagram @leslielindsay1 #alwayswithabook.

For more information, to connect with the author/illustrator via social media, or to purchase a copy of THE GRINNY GRANNY DONKEY, please visit:

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Priority-1-SlimABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:

Craig Smith is the recipient of the 2008 APRA Children’s Song of the Year for The Wonky Donkey. When not writing, Craig works as a musician and entertainer. Visit him at craigsmith.co.nzKatz Cowley is an illustrator and teacher who leads workshops in drawing, creative journaling, and self-expression.

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IMG_1175ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Leslie Lindsay is the award-winning author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2012) with second, updated edition coming fall of 2020 and former Mayo Clinic child/adolescent psychiatric R.N. She is at work on a memoir, about growing up with a mentally ill interior decorator mother and her devolve into psychosis. Leslie’s writing & prose poetry has been published in Pithead ChapelCommon Ground ReviewCleaver Magazine (craft and CNF), The Awakenings Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Ruminate’s The WakingBrave Voices Literary MagazineManifest-StationCoffin Bell Journal, and forthcoming in Semicolon Literary Magazine and The Family Narrative Project. Her cover art was featured on Up the Staircase Quarterly in May 2020, other photography in Another Chicago Magazine (ACM) and Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal and shortlisted for the Manhattan Review. Leslie has been awarded one of the top 1% reviewers on GoodReads and recognized by Jane Friedman as one of the most influential book reviewers. Since 2013, Leslie has interviewed over 700 bestselling and debut authors on her author interview series. Follow her bookstagram posts @leslielindsay1.

~UPDATED, 2nd EDITION of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA coming soon from WOODBINE HOUSE!~

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#kidlit #funnybooks #grandparents #speech #rhyming #rhythm #repetition #CAS #children #speech #readingwithkids #extensionactivity #speechdevelopment #SpeakingofApraxia

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[Cover and author image courtesy of Scholastic and used with permission. Artistic image of book cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Follow on Instagram @leslielindsay1 #alwayswithabook]. 

 

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