Author(s): Lynley Dodd; Waihoroi Shortland (Translator)
Lynley Dodd's famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is now available to read with your tamariki in te reo Maori!
Ki waho i te keti te hikoitanga
a Hairy Maclary no te Teri a Tanarahana . . .
Ka haere tahi nga hoa o Hairy Maclary ki a ia mea noa ake, ka oho mai he aue, he ngawi, he ngawe, makere kau ana ta ratou omanga ke. Na te aha ra a matihao ma i marara ai?
'Eutaki ai te tamaiti ki te ao pukapuka.' The Times
For the first time Lynley Dodd's famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is available in te reo Maori! This long-standing favourite story of a dog and his gang is translated by Waihoroi Shortland.
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.'