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Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet (Hairy Maclary #5)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  469 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Recounts in rhyme the rumpus at the veterinarian's when all the animals get out of their cages.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 28th 1991 by Puffin (first published December 12th 1989)
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Belinda Missen
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Remind me never to go to the vet with Hairy Maclary.
Katherine
Every time we ever have to take the cat or dog to the vet for a vaccine my son always volunteers to come along BECAUSE OF THIS BOOK! He would like nothing more than the mayhem depicted here to happen in real life: a bowlful of mice spilling out onto the floor, four budgies flying to the ceiling being chased by four kittens, a goat in a thundering rage and even the poor vet tripping over a lead. Of course it never happens at our vet's but then he hasn't got Hairy Maclary as a customer. Another in ...more
Becky B
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: animal lovers
Hairy Maclary is sitting at the vet in the waiting room with lots of other pets when Cassie the cockatoo sees something twitch. Cassie snaps the twitching something, which happens to be a part of Hairy's tail. This causes Hairy to jump and starts domino affect of hilarious chaos throughout the vet's waiting room.

The combination of well done rhyming text, good vocabulary, and hilarious illustrations of the comedy of errors make this a sure-to-please choice for a wide variety of ages.
Allyson Foster
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another standout in the Hairy Maclary opus. This one has a fun relationship between the text and the illustrations. The rhyming is fun and there is a lot to look at on each page. Vibrant illustrations give the story more depth and something to talk about, a blessed relief if it is the twentieth time you've read it.
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cats, dogs, veterinarians
A really cute story of the animals in the waiting room at the vet. A kerfuffle of large proportions breaks out when the cockatoo reaches through its cage bars to nibble at Hairy Maclary's tail fur.

Fun, silly illustrations.
Jack Kirby and the X-man
Vet waiting rooms appear to be dangerous places! Fortunately our wonderful vet never makes us wait.
I usually give Hairy Maclary books 4 stars - this book was a little off the normal quality. I just felt the story was a little predictable, and rhythm wasn't up to the usual standard.
Peggy
Feb 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Even more fun with Hairy Maclary! My three-year-old son just loves these books! We read them over and over and over. Great pictures, too.
Melanie
There are all kinds of animals at the vet. And when they begin to interact with each other, things become interesting really quickly.
Christina
Nov 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Loved it! Love Lynley Dodd's books. Great children's stories.
Shahrun
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me laugh. Such a clever and amusing story, with the usual fabulous illustrations. Love it!
Melanie Raye
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
this one's a classic. my daycare darlings love it!
Gloria  Jackson
Dec 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, children-s
Everyone has had at least one experience like this at the vet's!!!! Or is that just me? :) Great book.
Kristina Silverbears
I really liked the lyrical style in which the story is written. The conclusion was too flat for me personally to enjoy, but perhaps it was unusual for the series.
Annabel Sharp
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I needed a bit of a laugh - thanks Lynley Dodd :-). It's a great book
Paula
Mar 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: pre-school, rhyme, animals

Recounts in rhyme the rumpus at the veterinarian's when all the animals get out of their cages.
Cws
May 21, 2009 added it  ·  review of another edition
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Donna Blaber
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Another Lynley Dodd favourite. This book makes everyone chuckle :)
Robin
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hairy Maclary causes hilarious uproar at the vet.
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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.

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Born: Rotorua, New Zealand, July 5th 1941
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