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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!
Find out more about Dame Lynley Dodd in this Q&A!
The vet's waiting room is full of woeful animals.
By day Slinky Malinki is an adventurous cat, cheeky and cheerful, friendly and fun.
Hairy Maclary and friends books
Activities, downloads and more!
Fun Slinky Malinki activity sheets to download and print! If you love Slinky Malinki you’ll love these too!
Dame Lynley Dodd on what comes first, the stories or the illustrations, where her ideas come from and more!
Looking to keep the kids occupied this afternoon? Why not download our Hairy Maclary and Friends colouring sheet?
Meet the characters from the beloved children's series.
Ever wanted to know a bit more about Slinky Malinki's friends?
You can even download everything you need to throw your own frolicking Hairy Maclary birthday party!
Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy...
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.