New Release Books by Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd is the author of Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers (2021), Zachary Quack Minimonster PB (2021), A Dragon in a Wagon (2021), Slinky Malinki's Christmas 123 (2020) and other 235 books.

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Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers

release date: Nov 02, 2021
Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers
A very special, cased board-book edition of this favourite Lynley Dodd story featuring the naughty cat Slinky Malinki, who meddles nonstop with the Christmas tree - the perfect stocking-filler for preschoolers! Sneaky Slinky Malinki is creating mayhem at Christmastime! A special, large-format, board book gift edition of this hilarious story from Lynley Dodd''s bestselling Hairy Maclary and Friends series, which is the perfect gift for a young animal-lover. Christmas was coming. Out came the tree, dressed up in finery, splendid to see. Trinkets and tinsel with baubles and bows, a mouse with a hat and a very red nose. It''s Christmas in Slinky Malinki''s house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it''s too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree . . . Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! www.hairymaclary.com

Zachary Quack Minimonster PB

release date: Mar 30, 2021
Zachary Quack Minimonster PB
When mischievous duckling Zachary Quack meets a flicketty-quick dragonfly, he hustles it into the air. But who is really hustling who? Zachary Quack stars in his own big adventure as he chases a dragonfly through some very sticky situations.

A Dragon in a Wagon

release date: Jan 05, 2021
A Dragon in a Wagon
This board book edition of Lynley Dodd''s beloved rhyming story about a girl who wishes she had a more exciting pet is perfect for little hands. ''But just for once it might be fun if you changed from dog,'' she said. ''To something HUGE or something FIERCE or something ODD instead.'' When Susie Fogg takes her dog for a walk, she dreams of having a more exciting pet. What if Sam were a dragon in a wagon? First published in 1988, with Lynley Dodd''s famed bouncy rhymes and delightfully expressive animal illustrations, this robust board book edition is perfect for reading with babies and toddlers.

Slinky Malinki's Christmas 123

release date: Sep 29, 2020
Slinky Malinki's Christmas 123
Slinky Malinki has stolen the Christmas tree decorations! Let''s find them and learn the numbers from 1 to 10. Oh, that cheeky cat Slinky Malinki has got up to his usual tricks and meddled with the Christmas tree decorations. Can you find and count them all from 1 to 10? With a durable hardback case and thick board pages, the bright and delightful pictures of Lynley Dodd''s famous cat Slinky Malinki, and his stolen goods, will make learning to count from 1-10 a repeated pleasure for adult and child. This festive board book is sure to raise giggles with grownup readers - especially those who have had their own Christmas trees climbed and dismantled by a pesky but beloved cat - and it''s the perfect present for every young number learner. Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! www.hairymaclary.com

Hairy Maclary and Friends

release date: Jul 02, 2019
Hairy Maclary and Friends
A boisterous bilingual board book that introduces littlies to counting with the help of Hairy Maclary and his friends! A gorgeous board book with pictures of Hairy Maclary, Scarface Claw and other favourite characters created by Lynley Dodd to help children learn to count from 1-10 in Maori and English. This special little volume is perfect for the young number learner and helps to incorporate te reo Maori into everyday life. Contains a full 1-10 counting chart. www.hairymaclary.com

All about Hairy Maclary

release date: Jul 02, 2020
All about Hairy Maclary
A shaped board book about Lynley Dodd''s most delightful canine character that''s perfectly pitched for babies and toddlers. Hairy Maclary is a rascally dog, he''s a playful dog and a hungry dog. Wherever Hairy Maclary goes, trouble is never far away! Find out all about the raggedy rascal in this delightful introduction to the bestselling Hairy Maclary and FriendsTM series by Lynley Dodd.

Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!
A durable board book edition of crotchety Scarface Claw''s latest whiskers-bristling adventure by Lynley Dodd It is a peaceful morning and Scarface Claw is happily snoozing in a spot in the sun, tail curled around and feet tucked in. Suddenly, there was a shudder and sway, the whirr of an engine, then off and away. And then off goes the truck down the drive - with Scarface ON TOP! Clinging on to the roof of the truck, Scarface zips along streets with his owner, Tom, oblivious to his rooftop passenger and everyone trying to get his attention as he drives along ... who will come to poor Scarface Claw''s rescue? Inspired by true stories of cat owners driving off without realising their cats are on the roofs of their cars, Scarface Claw''s latest adventure will have readers getting just as involved in the story as the bystanders trying to get Tom''s attention! NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids 2017

My First Year

release date: Jan 30, 2013
My First Year
In this beautiful hardback book, parents can record Baby''s birth, weight, height, growth, teething, hand and foot prints and many more precious moments and experiences. Throughout the book - rollicking, frolicking, barking and howling - are images of the famous Hairy Maclary and his gang of friends. Hairy Maclary, Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm, and many more characters make a special book of memories a beautiful keepsake.

Hedgehog Howdedo

release date: Dec 03, 2018
Hedgehog Howdedo
Teach your baby to count with this delightful board book story about hibernating hedgehogs from the creator of Hairy Maclary and Friends.It is winter, and the garden is full of sleeping hedgehogs.All is peaceful now, but what will happen when they wake up in spring?

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Plush Toy and Book Boxed Set

release date: Sep 26, 2012
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Plush Toy and Book Boxed Set
Out of the Gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson''s Dairy This very special boxed set contains a hardback edition of the internationally bestselling Hairy Maclary from Donaldson''s Dairy and a cuddly soft toy of the roguish Hairy Maclary himself. With the classic Hairy Maclary story and a beautiful-quality toy, this is perfect for any Hairy Maclary fan.

Furry Tales

release date: Oct 29, 2018
Furry Tales
For the very first time, eight of Lynley Dodd''s classic stories starring her favourite felines are brought together in this delightful and handsome hardback gift book, complete with a ribbon. It also includes a readalong CD in which each tale is read by the fabulously entertaining Jackie Clarke and is specially introduced with a personal anecdote from Lynley Dodd. Furry Tales is a hilarious collection of cat escapades, which children and all cat lovers will love to read and listen to over and over. Furry Tales- A Treasury of Cat Mischief includes these stories- Slinky Malinki; The Minister''s Cat ABC; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door;Slinky Malinki Catflaps; Scarface Claw; Slinky Malinki''s Christmas Crackers; Slinky Malinki, Early Bird; Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! www.hairymaclary.com

Hairy Maclary, Sit

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Hairy Maclary, Sit
Something was happening down in the park;such a yapcould be heard,such a blusterous bark.Hairy Maclary causes trouble again when he is simply not in the mood for the Kennel Club''s Obedience Class. He feels mischievous and mad and not only does he scamper away but all his friends - Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Hercules Morse, Schnitzel von Krumm and the rest follow ''Galloping here, galloping there, rollicking, frolicking everywhere''!

Wake Up, Bear

release date: Jul 30, 2018

Sniff-Snuff-Snap!

release date: Apr 30, 2018
Sniff-Snuff-Snap!
Children will love counting the animals in this much-loved story from Lynley Dodd. ''EEEEEEEE!'' squealed the warthog, ''SNIFF-SNUFF-SNAP!'' He chased them away . . . BUT they all sneaked back. It''s a hot day and bossy old warthog is thirsty. But so are the other animals. Will there be enough water for them all? Warthog doesn''t think so . . . and maybe he''s right.

The Smallest Turtle

release date: Jan 02, 2018
The Smallest Turtle
A charming story about a turtle''s journey to the sea by Lynley Dodd, creator of the Hairy Maclary and Friends series - now available as a board book! The smallest turtle is the last of his family to set out on the journey to the sea. The sand is hot and the danger is great - will he make it to the safety of the ocean? First published in 1982, this robust board book edition is perfect for little hands.

Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

release date: Sep 07, 2011
Slinky Malinki, Open the Door
Slinky Malinki and Syd the lorikeet are partners in crime and get up to lots of mischief.

The Nickle Nackle Tree

release date: Jan 02, 2018
The Nickle Nackle Tree
A brilliant and fun counting book from the creator of the bestselling Hairy Maclary, now available in durable board book format! In the Manglemunching Forest there''s a Nickle Nackle tree, Growing Nickle Nackle berries that are red as red can be. And that''s not all that''s nestling on the twisty branches of this laden tree. Count up some fabulous Lynley Dodd creations, such as one Ballyhoo bird, kicking up a din and two squawking Scritchet birds with legs so twiggy thin, to nine friendly Natter birds, building nice new nests to ten fussy Fissick birds in yellow feathered vests. A wonderfully funny counting book to read aloud with babies and young children. Age 0+

Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork

release date: Nov 27, 2017
Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork
Schnitzel von Krumm''s family has replaced his smelly old basket - will he ever sleep again? Another hilarious tale in Lynley Dodd''s Hairy Maclary and Friends series. Tucked in a hideyhole under the stair, lay a rickety basket in need of repair . . . Schnitzel von Krumm is outraged when his misguided family decides to replace his worn out, beaten up, smelly old basket. He tries to find somewhere else sleep, but none of the places he tries out - a pile of laundry, the broom cupboard, the vegetable basket, under a shrub - has the friendly smell of his old basket. Poor little Schnitzel! Will his family get the message?

Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks
It''s a blustery day, but Hairy Maclary is ready to play. So he trots down to the park where he comes across a windblown wedding party. Poor Grandmother Pugh (a vision in blue) tries to hold onto her hat, but the wind blows it clean away. It''s no problem for Hairy Maclary, though! Off he shoots to the rescue, chasing the hat high and low until . . . ''with a swoop and a flurry of black, he caught it and carried it all the way back!'' Ages 2+

Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library

release date: Jul 31, 2017
Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library
The Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Libraryintroduces the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his gang in a set of books that are perfect for little hands. Meet bumptious and bustly Hairy Maclary, blacker than black Slinky Malinki, pittery pattery Zachary Quack and Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum! This colourful collection of four chunky, mini board books presented in a bright slipcase box will become a firm family favourite.

Hairy Maclary, Hide and Seek

release date: Jul 03, 2017
Hairy Maclary, Hide and Seek
Greywacke Jones was hunting a bee. But where was Hairy Maclary? Hairy Maclary is playing hide and seek. Can you find him? In this lift-the-flap board book the loveable and mischievous Hairy Maclary is hiding from the neighbourhood cats. But then he comes nose to nose with Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town. This interactive board book is perfect for young Hairy Maclary fans. With easy to lift flaps and bouncy rhythm, it will keep young hands occupied and young minds engaged.

Colours

release date: Apr 22, 2015
Colours
Bottomley Potts is white with black spots. Zachary Quack is yellow. How many green things do the dogs see on their walk? Will Hairy catch that blue hat? Learn all about Colours with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends! This special little volume featuring Lynley Dodd''s charming words and pictures from the Hairy Maclary and Friends series shows all the colours of the rainbow. A small, sturdy and beautiful hardback book, Hairy Maclary and Friends: Colours is just the right size for small hands and is perfect for preschoolers.

Other Ark The

release date: Jul 22, 2016
Other Ark The
"Noah''s Ark is jam-packed but there''s still an enormous queue of animals waiting to board. So Noah asks his friend Sam Jam Balu to take the other ark . . . But is Sam Jam Balu ready for the hip-hopping hippos, burrowing flumps and candy-striped camels with comical humps?"

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Hairy Maclary''s friends join him for a walk until, with a sudden yowl, a wail and a howl, they all run off. What could have caused such a scatter of paws?

Find Me a Tiger

release date: Sep 01, 2021

Slinky Malinki's Cat Tales

release date: Aug 22, 2014
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