Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Hairy Maclary's friends join him for a walk until, with a sudden yowl, a wail and a howl, they all run off. What could have caused such a scatter of paws? Lynley Dodd.
Hairy Maclary, a small and scruffy black dog decides it is time to go for a walk. After he leaves his home and starts exploring down the main street, Hairy Maclary is joined by a variety of other dogs, all of different shapes and sizes. They continue on their journey until they are brought to a sudden halt, by a tough tomcat, who sends them all running and howling in fear back to their homes, where Hairy Maclary hides in his bed.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy  first published inis the first and most well-known of a series of books by New Zealand author Lynley Dodd featuring Hairy Maclary. His arch-enemy is the tomcat Scarface Claw. Written for pre-school children, it has become a classic bedtime storybook in New Zealand and Australia,    and Lynley Dodd 's books, including this one, dominate the children's section of the Premier New Zealand Bestsellers list.
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Based on the chldren's books by Lynley Dodd, this show follows beloved dog Hairy Maclary on his adventures in the neighbourhood. Opening with the theme tune familiar to many Kiwi families, this is Hairy's first screen adventure, introducing his canine mates — Schnitzel von Krumm, Bottomley Potts and Muffin McClay — and his tomcat tormenter: Scarface Claw! Actor Miranda Harcourt narrates, capturing the rhythms of Dodd's prose that have seen the stories sell in the millions since they first appeared in
Everything you need to throw your own frolicking Hairy Maclary birthday party — including activity sheets, templates and fun party ideas. Stay up-to-date with all the latest Hairy Maclary news — from birthday party events and new books to stage shows and more! Find out more about bouncy Hairy Maclary, rapscallion Slinky Malinki, pittery pattery Zachary Quack and all your other favourite characters.
The publication in of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy skyrocketed Lynley Dodd to the status of picture book legend. She and author Eve Sutton had already won the prestigious Esther Glen award in for the classic My cat likes to hide in boxes. They got together and wandered off, sniffing all the smells, past the shops and the park, snooping at each door.
You can even colour in pages of the story and record your own voice. This is not only a marvellous story, but a superb aid for early learning and literacy development. It was thirty years ago that a small black dog stepped out of the imagination of author and illustrator Lynley Dodd and onto the pages of a picture book. Contact us: support kiwadigital.
Hairy Maclary is a fictional dog and the hero of a series of children's picture books created by New Zealand author and former teacher Dame Lynley Dodd. The popular series has sold over five million copies worldwide. The character Hairy Maclary made his first appearance in in the book titled Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.