Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper (Book and CD) by Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper (Book and CD)

Written by Lynley Dodd

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Further adventures for the loveable Hairy Maclary and his friends. When Scarface Claw gets stuck up a tree he needs all the help he can to get down again. Luckily Hairy Maclary and his friends from Donaldson's Dairy are on hand to help. The different cat characters are brilliantly created on the accompnaying CD.

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


Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper (Book and CD) by Lynley Dodd

Scarface Claw, the biggest cat in the neighbourhood, is out exploring when he gets stuck up a tree. The noise is terrible - so terrible that it draws Hairy Maclary and all his friends from Donaldson's Dairy to investigate. Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper is a bestselling picture book and has been adapted for audio CD.


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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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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd April 2008




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