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Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! Will nothing stop him?

Lynley Dodd’s classic first adventure of Slinky Malinki, a fiendish black cat who goes on a midnight stealing spree.
Slinky Malinki
was blacker than black,
a stalking and lurking
adventurous cat.

By day Slinky Malinki is an adventurous cat, cheeky and cheerful, friendly and fun. But at night he becomes a thief, stealing everything from squishy bananas to milk bottles and pottery smocks.

His crimes become ever more daring, until one rascally night between midnight and four, Slinky Malinki steals MORE than before . . .

Told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement, Slinky Malinki is the very first adventure of the rapscallion cat in Lynley Dodd's famous Hairy Maclary and Friends series.


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Reviews

Lynley Dodd's imaginative rhyme is utterly addictive and Slinky Malinki himself is the embodiment of feline mischievousness.

Pip Jones' Top 10 Cats in Children's Books, The Guardian

Slinky Malinki is a particularly rapscallion cat with superlative characteristics. The full power and awe of feline independence, real humour and night-time magic are evoked by vivid illustrations, simple rhyme and splendid language.

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  • Paperback

    9780140544398

    August 19, 1992

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Hardback

    9780143505433

    June 1, 1990

    Puffin MR

    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9781742539850

    November 1, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

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  • Board Book

    9780143504863

    November 18, 2010

    Puffin MR

    32 pages

    RRP $15.99

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