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  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143505112
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

My Uncle's Donkey



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

  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143505112
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Tohby Riddle

'Tohby knits well but is also a chatterbox, so his socks are not finished. I hope he finishes them in the holidays.'
Many years have passed since this mixed primary school report on Tohby Riddle. And although his socks remain unfinished, he has been able to complete other undertakings, including a degree in art and a degree in architecture - neither of which involved any knitting.

Tohby Riddle is the award-winning creator of picture books such as The Singing Hat, The Great Escape from City Zoo and Irving the Magician (all three were shortlisted for CBC Picture Book of the Year and more), and the cult favourite, The Royal Guest. He has also written a novel for young adults, The Lucky Ones.

Tohby illustrated The Word Spy andThe Return of the Word Spy writtenby Ursula Duborsarsky, the first of which won the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the 2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was an honour book in the 2009 CBC Book of the Year awards. He has an ongoing love of words, images and visual information, which has also resulted in the highly successful book about grammar, The Greatest Gatsby.

Tohby lives with his wife and three children in Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia.

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Praise for My Uncle's Donkey

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.

Magpies

Awards & recognition

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2015  •  Picture Books

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