Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

by Lynley Dodd

Reading Age: 6+

Interest level: 2+

by Lynley Dodd

This hilarious rhyming story follows Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, as he sets off for a walk in town, followed by a whole host of canine friends. Then they meet the toughest tom cat in town, Scarface Claw... 


Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is the first in the classic children’s series, originally published over 30 years ago. Written and illustrated by New Zealander Lynley Dodd, the book has delighted generations and can be enjoyed time and again by children and adults alike.


Publisher: Puffin

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Average rating: 5/5

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Absolutely fantastic stories my 6yr old grandson Phillip has a whole set looking for more - he knows them all by heart and chuckles when we read them together fantastic!!!

Rating: 5 star
helen adams
25 April 2014

Love this collection of stories, my husband still has the copies he read as a child. I'm now reading them to my daughter. The quirky names and rhythmic flow of the story keep her entertained.

Rating: 5 star
christina gibsob
tyne & wear
8 November 2013

I love this book because it has very good rhymes and also I love dogs

Rating: 5 star
14 October 2013

I love this excellent story

Rating: 5 star
12 February 2011

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