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  • 5 stars across 36 books
    Lynley Dodd Biography
    New Zealand author Lynley Dodd has written more than 30 picture books but is best known for her Hairy McClary series of stories featuring animals with rhyming names. Hairy McClary has been translated and published into many languages, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013.

    Lynley is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. She won the prestigious Esther Glen Award with Eve Sutton in 1975 for her first book My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes. She has also won many other prizes including Auckland University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and the Margaret Mahy Award in 1999. In 2002 Lynley was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children’s literature. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato. Lynley Dodd lives in Tauranga with her fiendish Burmese cat, Suu Kyi.

    Our favourite Lynley Dodd Book Characters
    Hairy McClary - from the Hairy McClary series
    Susie - from Dragon in a Wagon
    26th June 2013

    Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

    The classic story in a new, larger format. Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk with a few of his friends - and comes up ag... More

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    4th November 1991

    Hairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet

    Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. "Sniffles and snuffles and doses... More

    (9 reviews)
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    1st July 2010

    Hairy Maclary, Shoo

    Hairy Maclary, Shoo is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. 'Stop this shemozzle, this hullabaloo! Scarper... More

    (8 reviews)
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    30th April 1987

    Hairy Maclary Scattercat

    "Hairy Maclary felt bumptious and bustly, bossy and bouncy and frisky and hustly" Hairy Maclary, everyone's favour... More

    (7 reviews)
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    30th November 2001

    Hairy Maclary's Bone

    (7 reviews)
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    30th July 1992

    Slinky Malinki

    Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD ... More

    (7 reviews)
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    26th January 1995

    Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

    When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the... More

    (6 reviews)
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    3rd June 2010

    Hairy Maclary, Sit

    Hairy Maclary, Sit is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Hairy Maclary causes trouble again when he is s... More

    (6 reviews)
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    3rd June 2010

    Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack

    Hairy Maclary' and Zachary Quack is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Zachary Quack, a small and determ... More

    (5 reviews)
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    13th March 1989

    Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper

    "They sniffed and they snuffled, they bustled around, and they saw WHAT was making the terrible sound." Scarface C... More

    (5 reviews)
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