- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Puffin; Re-issue edition (29 Aug. 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140505318
- ISBN-13: 978-0140505313
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 0.5 x 23.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (Hairy Maclary and Friends) Paperback – 29 Aug 1985
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About the Author
Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's bestselling children's author/illustrator and has an international following. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974 and has published over twenty brilliant stories about Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw and lots of other memorable characters. Lynley lives with her husband and cat in New Zealand.
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Top Customer Reviews
I first read Hairy Maclary to my little brother over 15 years ago and have been given it as a gift for my 1 year old. She thinks that it is fab and loves Scarface Claw - The toughest Tom in Town. The rythmn of the book is great and I have to agree with everyone else who says that it is perfect for bedtime.
It's a lot of fun, and any parent or children's librarian will soon have the whole thing memorised from constant reading.
I can remember this Hairy Maclary book from when I was very small, so as I am determined my little monkey WILL relive my literary childhood this was on the must have list!
Hairy Maclary is a cheeky little black Scottie dog who Lynley Dodd introduces us to using the most rhythmic rhymes! In 256 deliciously selected words we are sung the tale of how Hairy Maclary goes for a stroll and collects his friends; Hercules Morse (the Great Dane) as big as horse, Bottomley Potts (the Dalmatian) covered in spots, Muffin McLay (the old English Sheepdog) like a bundle of hay, Bitzer Maloney (the grey Whippet or Greyhound - I really need to pay attention to Crufts this year!) all skinny and bony, Schnitzel von Krumm (the brown dashund/sausage dog) with a very low tum. After walking through town this proud pack of poochy pals are startled by Scarface Claw, the toughest tom(cat) in town whose scary yowl sends them all back home sharpish with their hairy tails between their legs!
My two year old loves rhyming books and this was no exception. His favourite part is the excitement of the confrontational yowl "EEEEEOWWWFFTZ!" of Scarface Claw! Also the way the names of the doggy friends are repeated throughout like a endearing canine version of `In my bag I packed', gives the familiarity he likes from a story/board book and also sets a fun challenge for us parents to try and learn off by heart too!
In addition to this delightful story there are 17 beautiful pictures also created by the author which accompany a few short lines.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love these books in my family. They are really funny and the rhyme makes it fun to read as well as listen to.Published 1 day ago by Mrs. L. J. Dunn
We all love this book it's fantastic. I got this copy as a gift for my niece and nephews as my little one loves is so much.Published 19 days ago by daemonblackcat
Great book. Children love it, the repetition is great for learning to read.Published 1 month ago by Dominique Ayotte