Everyone's sleepy, in need of a snooze. What place do they go to? Which spot do they choose? After some frolicsome fun, Hairy and his gang are ready for a nap. But where will they choose to sleep? This delightful touch-and-feel tale starring the rascally Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends is all about taking a nap. Or at least, it's about trying to take a nap.a LIttle readers will love exploring the different textures on each page -aHairy Maclary's shaggy tummy as he snoozes in the shade; fluffy Mushroom Magee asleep on a window ledge; tree trunks, bricks and picketafence palings; soft, sleek Slinky Malinki curled up in a ball; and Scarface Claw with his salt-and-pepper coat, who keeps one eye open at all times.
Featuring illustrations from the Hairy Maclary and Friends series, this all-new rhyming story is told with Dame Lynley Dodd's signature fun and humour. Snooze with Hairy Maclary is safety tested and suitable for ages 0+.a a
About the Author
Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.
As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'