With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor illustrations, this international favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. In this introductory book in the HAIRY MACLARY series, all the pooches-from big-as-a-horse Hercules Morse to Schnitzel von Krumm with the very low tum-meet their feline match.• Lynley Dodd's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
About the Author
New Zealander LYNLEY DODD is one of the best-known and best-selling picturebook creators in the English-speaking world. She is also the author/illustrator of the Slinki Malinki series.
The first title, published in New Zealand in 1983 and making its U.S. debut, introduces the diminutive black dog and a host of canine pals in a cumulative text. They take the town until a giant tomcat sends them all homeward. In the second book (published in 1984), the same motley crew follows the hero in hopes of taking his bone but, one by one, Hairy outmaneuvers them. Ages 2-5. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
The alliteration in this book is fabulous. Young children will want to read and re-read the words in this book. The names of the dogs are repeated in the story so that children will be able to follow along with their parent. The work is short and concise. The story line is about a small black dog and his friends who run into the local tomcat and get so scared that they run home to bed. The pictures of the dogs are so detailed one can see the personalities of the dogs on every page. This feel-good book can be used to teach kids about dealing with fear. This is also a good book to get children interested in reading and is sure to be a favorite for many years. 2000, Gareth Stevens, $21.27. Ages 2 to 5. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson
Series: Hairy Maclary Adventures
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 2nd June 2001
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 22.8 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.118