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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (Hairy Maclary and Friends) Paperback – 29 Aug 1985

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  • 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 (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By JJB on 21 Nov. 2011
Format: Board book
Warning: Don't buy this board book version of this wonderful Hairy Maclary rhyming story - it is incomplete so the rhyme finishes in mid air. There are two lines (and two illustrations) missing at the end. The hard back collection of Hairy Mclary stories is a good buy or Waterstones do an exclusive three story collection for £7.99.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. M. Mcdonnell on 1 Dec. 2006
Format: Board book
This book is an absolute must for every child.....and parent for that matter.

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.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Cobcroft on 16 Feb. 2003
Format: Board book
Lynley Dodd is a writer/illustrator from New Zealand who has been publishing for some time, but her Hairy Maclary books have had the most success. "Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy" is a dear little black dog who gets into all sorts of trouble. In this story he goes out for a walk and meets up with lots of other dogs (as he meets each one, their name is added to the list: Schnitzel von Crumb - with a very low tum, Bottomly Potts - all covered in spots, ... with Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy) Finally (to their horror) they all come across Scarface Claw: the roughest, toughest tomcat in town.
It's a lot of fun, and any parent or children's librarian will soon have the whole thing memorised from constant reading.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Karen C on 11 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
My children and I love Hairy Maclary books, in fact I think we have them all, so I decided to buy this for someone as a present. Unfortunately, it doesn't explain in the description that this is a pocket sized book. Admittedly, if you look at the book dimensions further down you'll see it's very small, but I've never thought of looking at this when buying a book online (I will now!). For the cost of the book it's not worth the hassle of returning. The story is fabulous though, shame the book is too small to appreciate the pictures.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback
Our 18 Month Son Freddie adores this book (and the rest of the range. He loves making the scarface Claw noises! Good fun for parents too...hard not to get enthusiastic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Aug. 1999
Format: Paperback
All the Lynley Dodd books are excellent but this is the best - and probably the most famous. My two-year old loves the rymthic, rhyming verse.
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Format: Board book
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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.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Matthews on 15 July 2006
Format: Board book
I started reading Hairy Maclary to my son when he was 6 months old. He is now 3 and it is still a firm favourite - a great achievement I think!
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