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Hairy Maclary

Zachary Quack Minimonster

When mischievous duckling Zachary Quack meets a flicketty-quick dragonfly, he hustles it into the air. But who is really hustling who?

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

The iconic first Hairy Maclary book, which introduces Hercules Morse, Bitzer Maloney, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm and of course the famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.

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All About Hairy Maclary!

Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Stay up-to-date with all the latest Hairy Maclary news – from birthday party events and new books to stage shows and more!

Hairy Maclary and the Hairy Maclary and Friends logo are registered trademarks.
© Lynley Dodd, 2021.

New from Hairy Maclary and Friends

Slinky Malinki's Christmas 123

Learn to count with Slinky Malinki this Christmas!

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All About Hairy Maclary

Meet mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang in this delightful shaped board book for babies.

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Hairy Maclary and Friends: Colours in Maori and English

Learn your colours in Maori and English with the help of the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends.

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Meet Dame Lynley Dodd

Author, illustrator and creator of Hairy Maclary 

Born and educated in New Zealand, Lynley is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. Since winning the prestigious Esther Glen Award with Eve Sutton in 1975 for My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, Lynley has written more than 30 picture books. She has won many prizes for her work including Auckland University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and the prestigious Margaret Mahy Award in 1999. In 2002 Lynley was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children's literature. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato. Lynley Dodd lives in Tauranga. 

The Hairy Maclary series is an international classic and foreign language editions have been published in Sweden, Japan, Slovenia, Russia, Korea and China. In October 2017, Lynley Dodd published her twenty-first book in the series, Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!

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Storytime videos

Read along with Puffin: Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd (read by Jackie Clarke)

By day Slinky Malinki is an adventurous cat, cheeky and cheerful, friendly and fun.


Activities, downloads and more!

Slinky Malinki's activity sheets

Fun Slinky Malinki activity sheets to download and print! If you love Slinky Malinki you’ll love these too!

Q&A with Dame Lynley Dodd

Dame Lynley Dodd on what comes first, the stories or the illustrations, where her ideas come from and more! 

Hairy Maclary colouring page

Looking to keep the kids occupied this afternoon? Why not download our Hairy Maclary and Friends colouring sheet?

Meet Hairy Maclary and his friends!

Meet the characters from the beloved children's series. 

Meet Slinky Malinki and friends!

Ever wanted to know a bit more about Slinky Malinki's friends? 

Hairy Maclary birthday party pack

You can even download everything you need to throw your own frolicking Hairy Maclary birthday party!

Hairy Maclary activity pack

Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy...

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.