Welcome Back to the Kid Lit Blog Hop #25
Today, I have been pondering some books that Gigi has recently become in love with. Now I don't know if they are renowned in other parts of the world, but in Australia the
Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy Books
by Lynley Dodd
are pretty popular. Today I am going to share them with you.
Description From Amazon:
With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor illustrations, this international favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. Lynley Dodd's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
So there you go, they are known world wide so maybe I am just late to the party.
We follow the delightful Hairy Maclary who lives in Donaldsons dairy.
( dairy means the shop in NZ speak)
"Out of the gate, and off for a walk",
In this first book, every page depicts a new character to join Hairy on his adventure, like Bottomly Potts, all covered in spots, (Dalmation) Bitzer Maloney, all skinny and bony (Greyhound), Hercules Morse as big as a horse,( not sure what he is but he is big) schnitzel von crum, with a very low tum ( basset hound) etc, you get my drift.
Mostly Hairy Maclary just leads all the other dogs around but every time one of the dogs is mentioned, the author uses their whole name, which creates a great rhythm and repetition. I am just starting to notice how much Gigi responds to these kinds of books.
This is the first in a whole series, that introduces us to the delightful antics of Hairy Maclary and the other animals in his hood. Here are some of the other books Gigi loves in the series.
The illustrations are quite endearing, so it is not hard to see why the kids fall in love with Hairy Maclary, coupled with the delightful Rhythm and Rhyme throughout the books.
But that's not all. I was searching for some stock images and I found the official website. It has the most awesome downloadables, for everything you need if you want to have your own Hairy Maclary themed kids party, or even just colouring pages.
PRICELESS, check it out, and happy hoping folks.
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