Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Lynley Dodd

Author Links

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
    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

    (37 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... More

    (7 reviews)
    Review
    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)
    Review
    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 of flu ... More

    (7 reviews)
    Review
    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)
    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 no... More

    (6 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 ... More

    (5 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 i... More

    (5 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,... More

    (5 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 duc... More

    (4 reviews)
    Review
    31st October 2002

    Hairy Maclary Five Lynley Dodd Stories

    Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is the hilarious rhyming classic by Lynley Dodd. A deliciously chunky hardback gif... More

    (2 reviews)
    Review
    31st July 2008

    Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks

    Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. It's a blusterous, gusterous, dusterous... More

    (2 reviews)
    Review
    3rd August 2006

    Zachary Quack Minimonster

    Zachary Quack is back! The irrepressible little duckling is starring in his own story and is more pittery-pattery, skitt... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    4th March 2004

    Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb Trees

    A new paperback edition of the story about everyone's favourite dog, Schnitzel von Krumm, from everyone's favourite auth... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    30th November 2001

    Hairy Maclary's Bone

    (1 review)
    Review
    26th July 1990

    Dragon in a Wagon

    When Susie Fogg takes her dog for a walk, she dreams of having a more exciting pet. Something huge, fierce or odd, like ... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    2nd August 2010

    Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library

    Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy has lots of friends, including Schnitzel von Krumm (with a very low tum!), cheeky a... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    24th February 2000

    Slinky Malinki Catflaps

    Slinky Malinki Catflaps is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches ... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    1st January 2009

    The Dudgeon Is Coming

    The Dudgeon is coming - and what's more, he's coming tonight! He's shy and polite, so why is everyone becoming more and ... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    26th September 1996

    Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork

    Sausage dog, Schnitzel von Krumm, is outraged when his family decides to replace his worn out, beaten up old basket. The... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    1st February 1991

    Slinky Malinki Early Bird

    A brand new story in verse about mischievous Slinky Malinki from the author of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. Lyn... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    25th March 1993

    Find Me a Tiger

    Each page in this book features a different animal, carefully camouflaged in its natural habitat. A rhyme tells readers ... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    3rd August 2006

    Where is Hairy Maclary?

    This is a lift-the-flap, hide-and-seek board book featuring Lynley Dodd's favourite canine characters. Where is Hairy Ma... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    26th September 2007

    Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers

    Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. 'Christmas was coming. Out came the tr... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    29th July 1993

    Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness

    "In Riverside Hall on Cabbage Tree Row, the Cat Club were having their Annual Show . . ." When Hairy Maclary bounces an... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    1st August 2002

    Scarface Claw

    Scarface Claw is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Big, bullying tom cat, Scarface Claw, Hairy Maclary's arch-e... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    27th May 2010

    Hairy Maclary Story Collection

    Meet Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Donaldson's Dairy, always ready for mischief. In this fabulous set of audio rhymin... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    1st October 2009

    Hairy Maclary's Buggy Book

    Babies and toddlers will also love being out and about when they take Hairy Maclary's bright new buggy book with them! ... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    27th December 2005

    The Other Ark

    A fabulously fun new twist on Noah's Ark by master storyteller, Lynley Dodd!The rain is fast approaching and Noah wants ... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    3rd January 2019

    Scarface Claw, Hold Tight

    What a peaceful morning! The sun is out and Scarface Claw is busy doing what a cat does best - he's lazing around in a... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    View all Books

    Most Popular Book

    Coming Soon

    Recent Reviews