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From award winning author Tohby Riddle comes a humorous and entertaining picture book about a donkey that will delight children and adults alike.

My uncle's donkey is allowed in the house! And in the house, the donkey gets up to . . .

'This is definitely the kind of book you could read to your little ones, time and time again, without getting bored rigid.' The Age

'Reading this book comes with a warning; It will most likely engender a Christmas request from the reader for their very own dancing, juggling, flower-eating donkey.' Magpies magazine


Tohby Riddle's beautifully composed and lyrical picture books have a rare, unforced authenticity.

Sydney Morning Herald

This is definitely the sort of book you could read to your little ones, time and time again.

The Age

This is a book of sly comic timing and slapstick humour. Riddle's style is as polished as it is playful.

The Big Issue

Tohby Riddle's picture books not only anthropomorphise animals; they ensoul them.


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 25, 2012

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Picture Books

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Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
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