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Article  •  12 January 2021

 

Beyond Hairy Maclary

Hairy Maclary and his friends are known and loved all over the world. But how familiar are you with Dame Lynley Dodd's other creations? There are plenty to discover, and just like Hairy Maclary, they all feature Lynely's uniquely exuberant artwork and gorgeously readable rhymes! Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Find Me a Tiger

Deep in the jungle, cool and green, find me a tiger, long and lean.

Children will love searching for the creatures camouflaged in the jungle in this classic rhyming story. See if you can spot a tiger in the jungle, a lizard in the desert, a crocodile in the river, or any of the other animals hiding in these pages. You might even recognise a sneaky black cat!

Wake Up, Bear

It’s spring, but Bear is still fast asleep.

His friends try every trick they can think of to wake him up — he keeps right on snoring . . until someone discovers the one thing bears love more than sleeping . . .

A delightful story about what matters to a bear.

The Other Ark

'Sam,' he said kindly, 'you've nothing to do and I really need help with this two-by-two zoo. My problems are solved if you're quick off the mark; you can take all the rest in my second-best Ark.'

Noah's Ark is jam-packed but there's still an enormous queue of animals waiting to board. So Noah asks his friend Sam Jam Balu to take the other ark . . .

But is Sam ready for the hip-hopping hippos, burrowing flumps, and candy-striped camels with comical humps? A deliciously funny tale about Noah's SECOND ark.



A Dragon in a Wagon

'But just for once it might be fun if you changed from dog,' she said. 'To something HUGE or something FIERCE or something ODD instead.'​

When Susie Fogg takes her dog for a walk, she dreams of having a more exciting pet. What if Sam were a dragon in a wagon?

A wonderfully imaginative story about a girl who wishes for a more exciting pet.

The Dudgeon is Coming

The Dudgeon is coming - and what's more, he's coming tonight! He's shy and polite, so why is everyone becoming more and more alarmed as the time of his arrival approaches?

This hilarious and imaginative picture book explores the mayhem that a scrambled message can cause.

 


Find Me a Tiger Lynley Dodd

A playful look-and-find story about creatures and their homes, from Lynley Dodd, creator of Hairy Maclary and Friends

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A Dragon In a Wagon Lynley Dodd

A humorous and imaginative story about a girl who wishes for a more exciting pet, from the bestselling author of Hairy Maclary and Friends - now available as a board book!

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The Dudgeon Is Coming Lynley Dodd

In this hilarious and imaginative picture book, the much-loved creator of Hairy Maclary explores the mayhem that a scrambled message can cause.

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The Other Ark Lynley Dodd

A deliciously funny tale about Noah's SECOND ark, from the bestselling author of the Hairy Maclary and Friends series.

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Wake up, Bear Lynley Dodd

A classic tale about a bear who won't wake up from hibernation, and the surprising way he's eventually awoken, by Lynley Dodd, author of Hairy Maclary and Friends

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