"toung twisting torrent of tantalising--- brillience…"
This is quite a difficult one to read at speeds and most of the littlies I work with struggle, love reading it to my daughter though- she laughs and laughs like a little nutter!Read moreLess
"My daughter adores this book, she is 2years 6months. Within…"
My daughter adores this book, she is 2years 6months. Within a couple of read throughs she was joining in with the Rhymes. An added bonus is that I rather like this one too!Read moreLess
"Rating 10 or even higher Excellent book as are the whole…"
Rating 10 or even higher
Excellent book as are the whole series. The children will soon be joining in with the repetition and will start to make up rhyming names for themselves.
This book works on 2 levels it can be a lively, jumping story but also perfect for a snuggly storytime.Read moreLess
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"Brilliant rhyming and delightful characters - always a hit.…"
Brilliant rhyming and delightful characters - always a hit.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"No where near as good as Slinky Malinki and gets…"
No where near as good as Slinky Malinki and gets a bit dreary.Read moreLess
"I used this book for my children & they loved…"
I used this book for my children & they loved the rhythm. I am a supply teacher & I have used this book lots of times & it has held the attention of the classes.Read moreLess
"I, my husband and my children would all give this…"
I, my husband and my children would all give this book 10. The story is great and the rhythm and the rhymes carry you along at a rattling pace. The dog's names are so imaginative and the pictures so appealing that numerous readings soon result in everyone being able to recite the entire book - but that doesn't stop the enjoyment! Every young child should make friends with Hairy Maclary!Read moreLess
"If your child loves dogs this is a cute book…"
If your child loves dogs this is a cute book to discuss. The "story" is hard to make sense because the names of the dogs being talked about on each page aren't necessarily pictured.Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "I love reading the Hairy Maclary stories…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
"I love reading the Hairy Maclary stories myself - and am happy to read them again and again, as the rhymes flow beautifully and they're such great fun." "My daughter absolutely loves them and likes joining in with repeated sections that occur in many of the stories". "The Hairy McLairy stories have a pace and cadence that my children absolutely love - the stories are simple and are beautifully illustrated." "Will certainly make you want to go out and buy the other books in this series - they're just such a pleasure to read!"Read moreLess
"Another brill book. I love the dogs names and the…"
Another brill book. I love the dogs names and the crazy rhymes. The illustrations really capture the animal's mischievous personalities.Read moreLess
"This book is fantastic, it tells the adventures of a…"
This book is fantastic, it tells the adventures of a wee dog "Hairy Maclary" and all his friends such as "Bottomly Potts - covered in spots" the pictures are great but the text rhymes and is almost in a "poem" liek format when I read it to my kids we try and say the page of text in one breath! A must add book to any collection - my little one who is 8 is having great fun reading to her 1 year old brother, it will appeal to all ages. ... word of warning watch out for scar face claw!!! MEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWW!Read moreLess
"we just love it and it stands up to reading…"
we just love it and it stands up to reading over and over. hard to beat reallyRead moreLess
"Great fun and good for teaching using pictures…"
Great fun and good for teaching using picturesRead moreLess
"Love Lynley Dodd's Hairy MacLairy books - this one features…"
Love Lynley Dodd's Hairy MacLairy books - this one features a duck who wants to play. The rhymes and words used are fantastic. None of us are bored of it after a year!Read moreLess
"A briliant book. My 2 year old loves it and…"
A briliant book. My 2 year old loves it and knows all the words! She loves to "read it" to herself now.
The rhythm and rhyme really capture the attention and the adventures of the dogs stimulate the immagination. An excellent buyRead moreLess
"Nice illustrations, but find the rhyming a bit contrived. Humour…"
Nice illustrations, but find the rhyming a bit contrived. Humour would appeal more to adults, but I guess the rhythm and rhyme are appealing to young children who are in the process of acquiring language and like playing with sounds.Read moreLess
"The rhyming words in this story are hilarious - I…"
The rhyming words in this story are hilarious - I always end up laughing away with the kids. The pictures are alson fab - at the age of 7, my daughter still has to look sideways at Scarface Claw!! Absolute classics and a must for every household.Read moreLess
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"Our little boy's always loved this book - he digs…"
Our little boy's always loved this book - he digs it out of the book pile panting and woofing, strange little fellow that he is... The rhymes are fun and the story's got plenty of scope for some am dram dog impressions, and a bit of suspense as a bonus, like all good stories should! I love it as well, it's great fun to read out loud and somehow I never tire of it - the pictures are lovely too. Lots of fun, a classic.Read moreLess
"We love all the Hairy Maclary books in our house.…"
We love all the Hairy Maclary books in our house. My husband and I enjoy reading them and both our children (aged 1 and 3) will happily snuggle up, sit still and listen to them. The illustrations are great for children as they are all quite funny and they love all the different dogs. Great for teaching rhyming too. From quite a young age, we would read the first line about each dog and our daughter would be able to say the second part of the rhyme. A really wonderful book.Read moreLess
"We all love it: the 1 year old, the 3…"
We all love it: the 1 year old, the 3 year old, the 5 year old and us in our 30s.
Fun, the ryhmes scan well, with cunning, detailed pictures.Read moreLess
"This was my sons favourite book for a long time,…"
This was my sons favourite book for a long time, it really made him giggle we had to read it everynight for months, my dd has just discovered it and is the same.Read moreLess
"A nice book that suffers in comparison to Slinky Malinky.…"
A nice book that suffers in comparison to Slinky Malinky. The different names are good fun and Scarface Claw is a good character.Read moreLess
"Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd is about…"
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd is about a black terrier type dog that has lots of doggy friends that go for a walk. The book it self is written in rhyme so is easy to catch your child up with the rhythm. When Hairy & his friends reach the park, Scarface Claw the toughest tom in town comes along & you find yourself going into Panto mode to depict scarface. It's excellent. You'll find yourself trying to learn which dog comes when so that you can recite it off by heart.Read moreLess