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Scarface Claw

By: Lynley Dodd

Scarface Claw is the most magnificent and feared tomcat in town. Storms, sirens, dogs and spiders, none of these things scare him. There is nothing, nothing at all that he is scared of, except…(I’m not telling).

A story revolving around another popular Lynley Dodd character, (my daughter’s favourite). Simple rhyming sentences, with mostly a single sentence on each page make this another fun read to share with the very young.

 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 03 July 2003

Format: Spiral bound 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books

ISBN 13: 9780140568868

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Hairy Maclary Scattercat

By: Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary is feeling playful and frisky. He is busy chasing and bustling the neighbourhood cats. He is confident, having gotten the best of so many, when he runs into the one cat he really didn’t want to meet.

Another enjoyable addition to the Hairy Maclary series. It is closer in style to the first book text wise – with a small amount of rhyming text and some repetition. There are the same trademark illustrations though this time Hairy is hiding in some of the pictures, can you find him? As with the other Hairy Maclary books I had fun reading this out loud.

 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 30 April 1987

Format: Spiral bound 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books General

ISBN 13: 9780140505801

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Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper

By: Lynley Dodd

Scarface Claw is off doing his thing. Hairy Maclary is enjoying his meal when he hears a strange sound. He isn’t the only one who’s day is interrupted. Hairy and his friends stop what they are doing to investigate the yowling and wailing.

Another wonderful visit with Hairy and his friends. This one has more text than the original though it keeps with the simple language and use of rhyme. There is plenty of opportunity for interaction in the form of many and varied sound effects. I had great fun reading this to my girls when they were younger.

 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 13 March 1989

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books General

ISBN 13: 9780140508734

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Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy

By: Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary goes for a walk. Along the way his friends join him. That is until they scatter, yowling and howling. What on earth could have caused such a commotion?

Wonderful popular and fun. Easily recognisable illustrations, with simple repetitive and rhyming text. Children will very quickly know the story and if they are anything like mine they will love shouting out the name, Scarface Claw! This story has been around for a long time and is unlikely to fade away any time soon. Possibly best suited to younger readers (2-4) who have shorter attention spans.

 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 02 October 2008

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Storybooks

ISBN 13: 9780141502519

Purchase: here

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