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About the book
  • Published: 18 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143504863
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $15.99

Slinky Malinki




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?

Slinky Malinki is an adventurous cat, cheeky and cheerful, friendly and fun. But at night he becomes a thief.
First published in 1990, Slinky Malinki is the first adventure of Lynley Dodd's famous rapscallion cat. This is the board book edition of the classic picture book.

  • Pub date: 18 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143504863
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $15.99

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

“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.”

Books for Keeps

“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.”

PRH, PRH

“Books for Keeps”

PRH, PRH


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