Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Written by Lynley Dodd
Part of the Hairy Maclary and Friends Series

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First published in 1983 and still as good today. Written by Lynley Dodd, who is a New Zealander, this is the first in a series of books about the adventures of a scruffy dog ‘Hairy McClary’. Rhyming, catchy and comical with brilliant characters and plots. And just so you know a ‘dairy’ in New Zealand is a corner shop.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A joyous and absurd cumulative rhyme with funny pictures tells how a small dog - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy and his friends, ‘Bottomley Potts all covered in spots' and ‘Hercules Morse as big as a horse' are put to flight by the toughest tom in town. The rhyming and repetition make this book excellent for reading practice.


Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Mischievous illustrations and rhythmical text by award-winning Lynley Dodd ensure Hairy Maclary's huge popularity and lasting appeal.

Hairy Maclary goes of for a walk with a few of his friends - and comes up against something that gives them all a nasty surprise!


(Hairy Maclary is) a child's best introduction to books * The Times * The rhyming verse is delightful to read aloud and soon learned by heart * Independent *

About the Author

Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's best known and most highly respected author and illustrator of children's picture books. Her work has sold over two million copies world-wide.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy was published in 1983 and immediately caught the imagination of parents and children throughout New Zealand and overseas. Lynley has won numerous prizes for her work, received the Margaret Mahy Award in 1999 and in 2002 was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours for services to children's literature.

The Nickle Nackle Tree won the 2006 Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book. Her latest book is Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks, a new and wind-swept adventure of the famous Hairy Maclary.

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32 pages


Lynley Dodd
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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

29th August 1985




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