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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143773634
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $12.99

Hairy Maclary and Friends: Colours in Maori and English


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Learn your colours in Maori and English with the help of the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends.

A boisterous bilingual board book that introduces littlies to colours 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 teach children their colours in Maori and English.

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

Perfect for children ages 3 months to 3 years.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143773634
  • 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: Colours in Maori and English

“ Reviews 46 [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

“I love Colours. It’s sweetly designed, with well-chosen, humorous scenes illustrating each spread: for example, the waiporoporo spread shows Slinky Malinki pouncing on some toes poking out from under a purple blanket, and kakariki shows all Hairy’s mates going off for a walk alongside a green fence. My toddler is a fan”

Jane Arthur, The Sapling


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