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Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd

  • 5 stars across 37 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
4th July 2013

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Join Hairy Maclary and his friends on their first ever adventure in this golden 40th anniversary edition of the beloved ... MoreHairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

(77 reviews) Review
28th 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 of flu - ... MoreHairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet

(18 reviews) Review
1st July 2010

Hairy Maclary, Shoo

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

(16 reviews) Review
30th April 1987

Hairy Maclary Scattercat

"Hairy Maclary felt bumptious and bustly, bossy and bouncy and frisky and hustly" Hairy Maclary, everyone's favourite do... MoreHairy Maclary Scattercat

(15 reviews) Review
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 determined duckl... MoreHairy Maclary and Zachary Quack

(15 reviews) Review
30th July 1992

Slinky Malinki

Meet Slinky Malinki: a very, very NAUGHTY cat."He had bright yellow eyes, a warbling wail, And a kink at the end of his ... MoreSlinky Malinki

(14 reviews) Review
26th June 1986

Hairy Maclary's Bone

Hairy Maclary's Bone is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd.With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor ill... MoreHairy Maclary's Bone

(10 reviews) Review
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 Claw, t... MoreHairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper

(9 reviews) Review
26th January 1995

Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

"Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Syd were a troublesome pair;do you know what they did?Alone in the house one mischievous ... MoreSlinky Malinki, Open the Door

(8 reviews) Review
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 simply not ... MoreHairy Maclary, Sit

(8 reviews) Review
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