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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

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The classic story in a new, larger format. Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk with a few of his friends - and comes up against a nasty surprise in the shape of Scarface Claw!

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9780723278054
  • ISBN: 9780723278054
  • Pub Date: 26th June 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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This is Book 13 in the Hairy Maclary and Friends Series. See all Hairy Maclary and Friends books here.

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16th October '18
I read it to Josh aged 10 aged 10 , to Sam aged 8 aged 8 , to Matthew aged 6 aged 6 & to Sophiajane aged 1 aged 1
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
5 stars
We have read this book over the years and it has always been a real hit.  The rhyming text and bright pictures have made it a firm favourite in our house.
6th May '17
Pasco read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I love Hairy Mc Clary because he is so good. I love the dog's in the story. I liked all of the story.
24th November '18
I read it to Joel C aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy and his friends go for a walk. The wonderfully rhyming names of the dogs make things both fun to read and give it real energy. The pictures are fun and engaging. A real joy to read and my little boy loves to have this story. 
24th March '17
I read it to Bamboo6 aged 6 aged 6 & to Babs aged 2 aged 2
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
5 stars
Absolutely love this book. It's a rhyming story suitable from approx age 2 to 6. Beautifully illustrated following the antics of hairy maclary and friends. We have a whole set of these books incisive those featuring his feline counterparts slinky malinki and scarface claw. 

Absolutely love them all. 

Would appeal to julia Donaldson fans. 

Highly recommended. Get the whole set. 
13th August '17
Liam R read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My son loves this book from the age of 4 at nursery to independently reading it age 6 the rhyming makes this book great fun and of course the appearance of scar face claw meeeeoooww 
12th January '17
Freya14 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
The beginning of a love for all the hairy maclary books 
Mum: these books are an old favourite which now my daughter can read on her own or we can read together, the rhyming words are exciting and keep little ones interested. Great books 
25th January '18
I read it to Malakhi aged 5 aged 5 & to Jakobi aged 5 aged 5
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
5 stars
 Beautifully illustrated book that follows the antics of hairy maclary and friends.  My 5 year olds boys adore these book, recommended
20th October '17
I read it to Pops10153 aged 4 aged 4
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
5 stars
We love this book.  My daughter is 4 and she loves the rhyming and illustrations.  The characters are great, she adores dogs so this book is peffect.
10th May '18
I read it to Crouch twins aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Such a simple yet clever book. The rhymes and names are hilarious and my boys love spotting the tails of the dogs and the cat that's hiding. They make me read it over and over again! Lovely to see it's still a firm favourite as it was when I was little. 
11th July '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Hairy Maclary is walking through town and is joined by other dogs in the neighbourhood when they finally meet Scarface Claw. It's a brilliant rhyming book, with lots of repition so the kids can easily learn the words so they can continue the story. 
9th May '17
I read it to Malakhi aged 4 aged 4 & to Jakobi aged 4 aged 4
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
5 stars
Absolutely love this book.
It's a rhyming story that is beautifully illustrated
the story follows the antics of hairy maclary and his friends on their way to town, and the meeting of SCARFACE CLAW the toughest tom in town
7th September '18
I read it to G aged 10 aged 10 & to OA aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This was one of my big lo’s most fave book series....we also once saw a wonderful musical stage show of the books.

The tongue twisty rhymes encourage speed and excitement to build.  Lynley Dodd has created the most wonderful set of characters with perfect names.  Great use of challenging language.

Lo loves them now too!! THANK GOODNESS I get a second go at reading them!  Maybe I’ll even get to read them to grandchildren one day....they’re on my daughter’s keep forever pile!
17th April '18
I read it to Crouch twins aged 2 aged 2
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
5 stars
Beautifully simple and funny story. The boys love spotting the tails on each page and are learning to say all the names. I've had to read it every bedtime since we got it! 
13th August '17
I read it to Laceywarrilow28 aged 6 aged 6 , to Keirawaddell8 aged 8 aged 8 , to Davidwarrilow1 aged 3 aged 3 & to Jackwarrilow18 aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
I remember this book from school. I really like this book a d have read it to my children a number of times. 
It's quirky and fun and can be made even more enjoyable with a good fun reading voice which my kids love. 
3rd February '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
My little girl loves it when I read her stories that I remember from my childhood and I remember loving this book too. Great rhymes, great pictures and memorable dog names - We particularly like the bit when Scar Face McClaw turns up, meow! 
23rd July '18
I read it to Callum2010 aged 7 aged 7 , to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5 & to Year 1kw aged 5 to 6
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 9780723278054
2 stars
Personally I’m not a fan of this series, I just can’t get along with them at all. My son loves them though and so do the early years children I’ve worked with. Rhyming with big illustrations, all about the adventures of a little dog called Hairy Mclairy. 
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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[...

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