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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

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Hairy Maclary's arch-enemy Scarface Claw is at the centre of this story. But like most bullies, Scarface turns out to be not quite as tough as everybody thinks - in fact, he's scared of his own reflection! Hairy Maclary is off for a walk, and he's joined by furry friends of all shapes and sizes, from Bottomley Potts (covered in spots) to Schnitzel von Krumm (with a very low tum). Told through playful rhyme and colourful illustrations, Slinky Malinki has delighted generations of children with his laugh-out-loud adventures.

Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable HAIRY MACLARY and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Interviews with NZ Children's Authors: Lynley Dodd". Christchurch City Libraries . Retrieved 30 April 2014. Has Hairy ever caused such mayhem? Thank goodness for Miss Plum, who once again steps in to save the day! Dame Lynley Stuart Dodd DNZM (born 5 July 1941 [1]) is a New Zealand children's book author and illustrator. She is best known for her Hairy Maclary and Friends series, and its follow-ups, [2] [3] all of which feature animals with rhyming names and have sold over five million copies worldwide. [4] In 1999, Dodd received the Margaret Mahy Award. Gibbs, Carly (30 September 2017). "Big read: Lynley Dodd's success with storytelling"– via www.nzherald.co.nz.Recognising and being able to describe different characters are key to children’s mental development. These Hairy Maclary Character Description Worksheets are a great resource for inspiring young minds to read for understanding and write creatively. Bitzer Maloney is the only other member of Hairy Maclary‘s gang that, like Hairy Maclary, is of mixed-breed parentage. With his large bright eyes, long legs, finely boned thin frame and snaky tail, he is definitely part greyhound.

Life and career [ edit ] Sculpture of Hairy Maclary and other characters from the books in Tauranga, New Zealand on the waterfront. The Hairy Maclary series is an international classic and foreign language editions have been published in Sweden, Japan, Slovenia, Russia, Korea and China. In October 2017, Lynley Dodd published her twenty-first book in the series, Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! Hercules Morse is an Old English Mastiff and, 'As big as a horse' just about says it all. Hercules is mostly a sleepy gentle giant. He is loyal to his friends and kind and gentle.AIM Children's Book Awards - Picture Book". Christchurch City Libraries . Retrieved 10 January 2023. The brilliantly clever rhyme and vivid, engaging pictures have made this story into a children's classic, beloved for over 40 years - and it's still one of the most popular picture books today. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. These Hairy Maclary Rhyming Cards are a fantastic resource to help teach your children to recognise rhyming words from the beloved Hairy Maclary story. Beautifully illustrated, they’re perfect to introduce some fun into the classroom through games like Snap and Memory.

Margaret Mahy Medal Award". Christchurch, New Zealand: Christchurch City Libraries. 2012 . Retrieved 25 July 2012. Schnitzel von Krumm is the star of several of his own adventures as well as appearing in Hairy Maclary's. A red standard smooth-haired Dachshund, Schnitzel's legs are the shortest in the gang.They sniffed and they snuffled, they bustled around, and they saw WHAT was making the terrible sound." Hairy Maclarey is a beloved story among children, and utilising it in the classroom is a great way to get pupils engaged in their learning. Here at Twinkl, we have a brilliant range of Hairy Maclary-themed resources that you can use to introduce some familiar characters and stories into your lessons: The eight stories on this bumper CD collection are all set to music and read fabulously by Dr Who star David Tennant. Although the books are designed to entertain young children, they are not intended as "early readers", as are, for example, the " Cat in the Hat" books by Dr. Seuss which have a very basic and largely phonic vocabulary. The Hairy Maclary books, despite their simple stories, introduce the listening child to some long but very expressive words, which are not part of the average preschooler vocabulary but must be understood by the child in the context in which they occur. For example, the noise made by a stranded cat and the excited dogs who discover it is described as a "cacophony".

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