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Another rollicking picture book featuring the mighty Scarface Claw in the much-loved Hairy Maclary and Friends series.

It is a peaceful morning and Scarface Claw is happily snoozing in a spot in the sun, tail curled around and feet tucked in.

Suddenly,
there was a shudder and sway,
the whirr of an engine,
then off and away.

And then off goes the truck down the drive - with Scarface ON TOP! Clinging on to the roof of the truck, Scarface zips along streets with his owner, Tom, oblivious to his rooftop passenger and everyone trying to get his attention as he drives along ... who will come to poor Scarface Claw's rescue?

Inspired by true stories of cat owners driving off without realising their cats are on the roofs of their cars, Scarface Claw's latest adventure will have readers getting just as involved in the story as the bystanders trying to get Tom's attention!

NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids 2017

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143770985

    October 2, 2017

    Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Paperback

    9780143772613

    October 1, 2018

    Puffin MR

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Picture Book Award
    2018
    Awarded
    A Storylines Notable Picture Book

Also by Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Hairy Maclary and Friends: Touch and Feel Book
Hairy Maclary and Friends: Cuddle and Play
Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library
Hairy Maclary Treasury
Wake Up, Bear
Sniff-Snuff-Snap!
Hairy Maclary and Friends: Baby's First Year Cards
The Other Ark
The Nickle Nackle Tree
Slinky Malinki Book & Toy Set
Hairy Maclary and Friends: Six Rollicking Stories
Slinky Malinki's Cat Tales
The Smallest Turtle
Hairy Maclary no te Teri a Tanarahana
Hairy Maclary, Hide and Seek
My First Year: Hairy Maclary and Friends
Slinki Malinki
Hairy Maclary Book and Toy Set
Slinky Malinki, Early Bird
Slinky Malinki Catflaps HB
Cat's Whiskers Four Favourite Lynley Dodd Stories
Zachary Quack Minimonster
Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork

Recommendations

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Rosie's Walk
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Where The Wild Things Are
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Peter Rabbit: Based on the Major New Movie
Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas Fun Sticker Activity Book
Peppa Pig: I Love You, Mummy Pig
Where's Spot?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Koala Lou
Harry The Dirty Dog
Who Sank The Boat?
LGB How Do Penguins Play
Animalia
No One Likes a Fart
Book With No Pictures
LGB The Fuzzy Duckling