Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's bestselling children's author/illustrator and has an international following. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974 and has published over twenty brilliant stories about Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw and lots of other memorable characters. Lynley lives with her husband and cat in New Zealand.
Hairy Maclary is looking for some peace and quiet for his afternoon doze. But everywhere he goes he's followed by an irrepressible yellow duckling, Zachary Quack, who wants to footle and frolic and play. Hairy Maclary keeps trying to skedaddle away only to be followed by the pittery pattery duck.
Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall, ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw.
When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the craefully shut doorsi the house - a leave a trailof detruction from bathroom to bedroom to kitchen.
Features big, bullying tom cat, Scarface Claw, Hairy Maclary's arch-enemy. But like most bullies, Scarface turns out to be not quite as tough as he and the other animals think when he is scared by his own reflection.
Festive preparations are being made 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...
A set of audio rhyming tales containing: "Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy" "Hairy Maclary, Sit!" "Hairy Maclary and Zackary Quack", "Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet", "Hairy Maclary Scattercat", "Hairy Maclary's Bone", "Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness", and "Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper".
Hairy Maclary is waiting to see the vet with lots of other pets. Then something happens to turn the waiting room into a kerfuffling scramble of paws, a tangle of bodies and a jumble of jaws ...what can be the matter?
It's a blusterous, gusterous, dusterous day and Hairy Maclary is ready to play. So he trots down to the park where, while enjoying a game of catch, he comes across a windblown wedding party. Poor Grandmother Pugh (a vision in blue) tries to hold on to her hat, but the wind whistles through it and blows it clean away.
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