This bestselling story has now been brilliantly adapted for audio CD and there are two readings - the first is a straight reading with music and the second has a 'woof!' sound to indicate where to turn the page as you read along. What's Hairy Maclary up to now? Causing havoc down at the vet's, where a tweak from Casie the cockatoo to Hairy Maclary's tail has inevitable results. And just when the animals had been sitting so peacefully.
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Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's bestselling children's author/illustrator and has an international following. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974 and has published over twenty brilliant stories about Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw and lots of other memorable characters. Lynley lives with her husband and cat in New Zealand.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-- Hairy Maclary, a small black dog, has his tail nipped by a caged cockatoo and, leaping up, precipitates a lighthearted pet riot in the veterinarian's waiting room. Lively watercolor and ink illustrations are carefully coordinated with a brief, rhymed text. Realistic yet simplified paintings completely fill each left-hand page and face a right-hand page devoted exclusively to text. The animated feeling of these paintings is derived more from expressive animal faces than from a sense of motion. The animals are well observed and neatly individualized. The use of language is delightful, being musical, playful, and colorful. The print is large and appropriate for beginning readers, but the vocabulary may prove intimidating to those same readers. This reads aloud well; however, previous books about Hairy Maclary are stronger as this story is a bit muddled. The vet enters to restore peace to her waiting room, but it is never clear that she succeeds before the punchline, which indicates that the rumpus is about to start anew. --Cynthia Bishop, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, NY
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Book Description Spindlewood, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2245155
Book Description Spindlewood, Barnstaple, 1991. Book Condition: Good. Lynley Dodd (illustrator). HB reprint. Colour illustrated printed laminate boards. 17.8 x 23.5 x 0.7cm. Unpaginated. f/c full page illusts every other page. Story in verse. Lovely book. Condition: Remains of price sticker front cover top right corner. Wear top and bottom of spine + cover corners. Blank opening page top right corner Traveller Education stamp which has partially ghosted onto paste down. No further stamps/marks. Internally clean, little wear, binding firm, good colour. GC. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 004780