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Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the memorable Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki, Schnitzel Von Krumm - and many others! She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Lynley lives in New Zealand.
PreS-K‘In this latest addition to the series, Hairy scampers away to avoid participating in an obedience class. He is soon followed by the other dogs in the class, as each in turn escapes. The animals are shown running, jumping, and generally having a good time until they all go "splat" in the pond. The full-color illustrations are attractive and simple enough for children to identify the various breeds. However, while the repetitive "galloping here, galloping there, rollicking, frolicking, EVERYWHERE" will please young listeners, the minimal plot offers little else. Hairy Maclary lovers will want this one; but if you don't have a current fan club for this pooch, don't start one with this title.‘Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City
Dodd's pictures are good, but the rhyming verse is even better - delightful to read aloud and soon learned by heart * Independent *