Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd



Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is a simply fabulous kid's book.  There are several books in the Hairy Maclary series (and videos etc) but the first book is just the best – as is so often the case.

In addition to Hairy Maclary shown above there are other delightful characters:


Hercules Morse as big as a horse


Bottomley Potts covered in spots


Muffin McLay like a bundle of hay



Bitzer Maloney all skinny and bony



Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum

Although it is a New Zealand book I'm sure children everywhere would enjoy it.  The only truly New Zealand reference is 'Dairy' which to us means a small convenience store.  We pop up the road to the dairy when we want to buy a paper, some milk or bread etc.

3 comments:

  1. Ahhh I have actually read this book! Cute!

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  2. Delightful! Love the illustrations.

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  3. And the all-important cats! Scarface Claw is quite a beast.

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