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Hairy Maclary Scattercat (Hairy Maclary #3)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  312 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Hairy Maclary feels bumptious and bustly, and all he wants is something to chase. But there is one particular cat he hasn't bargained for.
Published April 30th 1992 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1988)
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Sep 16, 2014 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Children, parents, Anyone who wants to give a gift of reading.
Shelves: recommended, reviewed
Lynley Dodd is, as far as I'm concerned, a childhood hero. A genius of literary magic.
Her stories, and illustrations, are just the stuff a childhood should be full of! The stories are not only simple stories that most kids can - and will - relate to, but they are written in a delightful manner that makes them a joy to read, and to hear. I used to feel like the Pied Piper when I sat down to start reading a Lynley Dodd book to my kids at our local play-centre, because I would soon have a throng o...more
I read this to my 5 year old nephew and he enjoyed it. I think that kids of both genders around this age would enjoy this book. Even I did!

The pictures accentuate the text beautifully and the rhyming makes it flow easily.

A great read.
Jack Kirby and the X-man
This book introduces the cats of the Hairy Maclary universe - I really should have read this before the others in the series that star cats (eg Slinky Malinki Catflaps and Slinky Malinki).

Like usual the rhyme, rhythm and illustrations are of high quality. Also like usual Lynley Dodd's dog characters are interesting and realistic, while the cats are one-dimensional and stereotypical.

Riker Mcfeely
Naughty doggie.
This was a fun to read early picture book. The pictures were sweet and there was lots of rhyming. I can see it being the type of book you read to a toddler 15 times in a row.
I didn't particularly enjoy this book, but my son loved it,and even now (the book is back at the library) walks around exclaiming "Slinky Malinky!", "Pimpernel Pugh!".
Loved it! Love Lynley Dodd's books. Great children's stories.
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Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's bestselling children's author/artist. Her rhyming picture books featuring the irresistible Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki and friends are firm favourites, especially for reading aloud, all over the world.

Born: Rotorua, New Zealand, July 5th 1941
Jobs: Art Teacher
Lives: Tauranga, New Zealand
First Book: My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes, 1974

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