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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143773641
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $12.99

Hairy Maclary and Friends: 123 in Maori and English


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Learn to count in Maori and English, with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!

A boisterous bilingual board book that introduces littlies to counting with the help of Hairy Maclary and his friends!

A gorgeous board book with pictures of Hairy Maclary, Scarface Claw and other favourite characters created by Lynley Dodd to help children learn to count from 1–10 in Maori and English.

This special little volume is perfect for the young number learner and helps to incorporate te reo Maori into everyday life.

Contains a full 1-10 counting chart.

www.hairymaclary.com

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143773641
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $12.99

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 Hairy Maclary and Friends: 123 in Maori and English

“[A] bilingual board book starring everyone's favourite furball: Hairy Maclary and Friends: 123 in Maori and English...Ka pai!”

Oh Baby

“[H]ow lucky are we to have Lynley Dodd, ‘mum’ to Hairy Maclary and the likes of Slinky Malinki, still producing her gorgeous books with their delightful artwork and bouncy rhymes. The latest are two beautiful bilingual board books . . . for those very little hands.”

Colleen Thorpe, Rotorua Daily Post

“These first-concept bilingual board books are incredibly charming, and provide a number of “ways in”...young ones will have fun counting in English and te reo Maori.”

Jane Arthur, The Sapling


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