Wonky but wow


Returning Queenstown muso Craig Smith (pictured) is celebrating after a book based on one of his songs has topped the kids’ best-seller list in New Zealand for eight weeks.

The Wonky Donkey book – brainchild of Smith and illustrator Katz Cowley – has shifted more than 40,000 copes in NZ, where it’s also made the Top 5 of the general best-sellers.

It’ll now be published in the United States and Canada.

“It’s been crazy but it’s all good,” Smith says.

Now based in Christchurch, the talented singer-songwriter is back in the resort for gigs at Paper Plus in The Mall from 12pm-12.30pm on Tuesday, Dux de Lux from 4pm-7pm on Wednesday and also Guilty Bar on January 8-9.