There was a three-legged, one-eyed country-listening donkey in Marlborough.
Popular children's writer Craig Smith brought the live, intelligent, honky-tonky donkey alive on Tuesday with guitar, puppets and multi-media shows to the children of the Wairau Valley School.
Launched in September after a viral book by Scottish woman Janice Clark, Smith continued her tour of New Zealand despite the booming popularity of her famous book.
"Janice went to New York's flying business class. I went to Wairau Valley School in Hiace," she said.
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The book he wrote in 2010, Smith, was the best-selling game this year on Amazon because of his ridiculous grandmother.
Viral had sold about 1 million of all his books before the video and sold another 1 million copies within six weeks of the video.
Smith said the extra money is "beautiful", but nothing will change.
I I'm doing what I've already enjoyed, “Smith said. "I walk around, see old friends."
Smith has added a few more songs to his repertoire and to nearly 50 children from the Wairau Valley and Rotoiti Lake schools, as well as 20 adults.
”We went into a gear, and we've projected the books on the screen, Smith Smith said.
Outside of the popular ass, Kaha Kea and My Daddy Ate appeared as an Apple crowd favorite.
Despite children who treat him like a rock star, he says, "He vibrates more than a touch."
His annual tour lasted about three months and was not only singing, but also a writing studio for enthusiastic writers.
"The plan is to excite them about reading, writing and music," he said.
Öğretmen Also educative for teachers. They can take what I did and take it back to class.
”Most of the time, teachers know all these things, but when they see an author doing what he does to live it, he trusts them to teach the right thing.“
Twelve-year-old Sidney Stevens attended the workshop. He said he wanted to be a writer.
"She always told us that there was a place where you could enjoy doing things that you did, to carry a pen and paper and have a white area."
Smith had recently stopped in a small school near Blenheim in 2014.
He said he plans to visit the United States and the United Kingdom next year.