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Hairy Maclary and Friends

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    Hairy Maclary is a bouncy, scruffy and mischievous dog whose cheeky adventures with his lovable animal friends (and enemies!) enrapture toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents. Written and illustrated by award-winning Australian author Lynley Dodd, this series of twenty picture books has been around for thirty five years and is still going strong.
     
    The success of the books lies in the wonderful, sing-song rhythm and verse along with the vivid illustrations of dogs and cats. The clever rhymes and colourful language make these books a joy to read aloud with lines like “Hairy Maclary felt bumptious and bustly, bossy and bouncy and frisky and hustly" and the rhythm and repetition encourages children to join in too.
     
    In each book, we meet Hairy Maclary’s friends: dogs of all shapes and sizes with wonderful names - “Bottomley Potts covered in spots”, “Hercules Morse as big as a horse” and “Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum”, as well as cats for him to chase including the equally mischievous Slinky Malinki and his arch-enemy, the bullying tom cat Scarface Claw.
    Some of these favourites take centre stage in their own books such as Schnitzel von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb Trees, meaning there is plenty to discover for fans of the dimunitive dog and his friends.
     
    Little ones aged 2-5 are sure to love these books. You can read them in any order but Book 1 – Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – is a great place to start and meet the gang of wacky animal friends.

    Book 2
    Book 2

    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

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Hairy Maclary Scattercat

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

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    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

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Hairy Maclary, Shoo

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

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    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

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    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

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Hairy Maclary Five Lynley Dodd Stories

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

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Zachary Quack Minimonster

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

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    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

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    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

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers

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

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    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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    Book 14
    Book 14

    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

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    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

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    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

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    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

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    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

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Slinky Malinki Catflaps

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

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Scarface Claw

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

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    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

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Hairy Maclary Story Collection

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

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    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

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    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

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