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  • Published: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772590
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99

Furry Tales

A Treasury of Cat Mischief

Furry Tales: A Treasury of Cat Mischief is a delightful collection of Lynley Dodd's best loved stories of cat escapades, with an accompanying audio CD. It is for all cat lovers, young and old, and fans of Hairy Maclary and Friends

For the very first time, eight of Lynley Dodd's classic cat escapades are brought together in this delightful, handsome hardback gift book, complete with a ribbon.

They sat in the firelight's
welcoming glow,
hobnobbing happily,
ten in a

Furry Tales is a treasury of eight favourite stories featuring Lynley Dodd's spirited and entirely adorable cats - Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw, Pimpernel Pugh, Butterball Brown and many more. These marvellous tales will warm the hearts of Hairy Maclary fans - and cat-lovers - the world over,

It includes a readalong CD with each tale read by the fabulously entertaining Jackie Clarke and specially introduced with a personal anecdote from Lynley Dodd.

Inside the collection you will find 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!
Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd!

  • Published: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772590
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99

About the author

Lynley Dodd

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.'

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Praise for Furry Tales

Eight of Lynley Dodd’s cat escapades have been brought together in this adorable picture book. Starring Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw and a host of other fabulous felines, with lively illustrations and rhyming verse that is a joy to read aloud, it also includes a CD with Jackie Clarke reading the stories, making it ideal for long car journeys with cranky littlies.

Nicky Pellegrino, New Zealand Woman's Weekly

Lynley Dodd’s classic cat capers are brought together in one book . . . [which helps] to emphasise the genius of Dodd’s clever rhymes and the charm of the feline characters.

Dionne Christian and Zoe Gadd, Weekend Herald

[A]n ideal present from Grandma to the new grandchild. My kids grew up on Dodd’s books and I can’t wait to read these to the next generation. I think this will be a book to treasure for bedtime stories.

Ann Kilduff, Rotorua Daily Post

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