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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143776444
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers




A very special, cased board-book edition of this favourite Lynley Dodd story featuring the naughty cat Slinky Malinki, who meddles nonstop with the Christmas tree - the perfect stocking-filler for preschoolers!

Sneaky Slinky Malinki is creating mayhem at Christmastime! A special, large-format, board book gift edition of this hilarious story from Lynley Dodd's bestselling Hairy Maclary and Friends series, which is the perfect gift for a young animal-lover.

Christmas was coming.
Out came the tree,
dressed up in finery,
splendid to see.
Trinkets and tinsel
with baubles and bows,
a mouse with a hat
and a very red
nose.

It's Christmas in Slinky Malinki's house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it's too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree . . .


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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143776444
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

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 Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers

Dodd's pictures are good, but the rhyming verse is even better - delightful to read aloud and soon learned by heart

Independent on Sunday

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