Hairy Maclary is a fictional dog, the hero of a series of children's picture books created by the New Zealand author Dame Lynley Doddand making his first appearance in with the publication of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. The tomcat Scarface Claw is their formidable opponent. According to www.
Written for pre-school children, it has become a classic bedtime storybook in New Zealand, and Lynley Dodd 's books, including this one, dominate the children's section of the Premier New Zealand Bestsellers list. Like most of Dodd's books, it is written in anapestic versethough it breaks into a more urgent trochaic form when the dogs encounter Scarface Claw. Sign In Don't have an account?
This is one of my 2 year olds favourites! It has great rhyming text, lovely lively pictures and is very funny. It is very easy to grab your childs attention reading this bouncy, repetitive book aloud.
The classic story in a new, larger format. Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk with a few of his friends - and comes up against a nasty surprise in the shape of Scarface Claw! Read more Read less.
Based on the chldren's books by Lynley Dodd, this show follows beloved dog Hairy Maclary on his adventures in the neighbourhood. Opening with the theme tune familiar to many Kiwi families, this is Hairy's first screen adventure, introducing his canine mates — Schnitzel von Krumm, Bottomley Potts and Muffin McClay — and his tomcat tormenter: Scarface Claw! Actor Miranda Harcourt narrates, capturing the rhythms of Dodd's prose that have seen the stories sell in the millions since they first appeared in
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The publication in of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy skyrocketed Lynley Dodd to the status of picture book legend. She and author Eve Sutton had already won the prestigious Esther Glen award in for the classic My cat likes to hide in boxes. They got together and wandered off, sniffing all the smells, past the shops and the park, snooping at each door.
Council's community and cultural services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the exhibition would be one for children and adults alike to enjoy. Cr Peters said in early May three separate events would be held with special guest Lynley Dodd as part of the exhibition showcase. Cr Peters said on Saturday, 11 May, the community will have the opportunity to meet in Gallery Park for a book signing with the popular author from 12 noon to 1pm.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy first published inis the first and most well-known of a series of books by New Zealand author Lynley Dodd featuring Hairy Maclary. His adventures are usually in the company of his other animal friends who include the dachshund Schnitzel von Krumm. His arch-enemy is the tomcat Scarface Claw. In New Zealand English a dairy is a small grocery store or corner shop.