There had to be at least one book by Lynley Dodd in my contribution to New Zealand Book Month.
It could have been any or all of them, but I chose Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper partly because Deborah and Rob have already posted on other titles, and mostly because – like all of the others – it’s a delight to read.
Hairy Maclary and his friends, Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Bitzer Maloney and Schnitzel von Krumm, Scarface Claw and Miss Plum play a rhyming rhythmy role in this rollicking tale.
That this is the only author which all of us doing the post a day challenge have posted on says a lot about Lynley Dodd and her books.
Wonderful words and fantastic pictures – the author does her own illustrations – make this one of those books I didn’t mind reading again and again and again.
Post 21 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.
Over at In A Strange Land Deborah is celebrating Pohutukawa, written and illustrated by Sandra Morris.
P.S. If you’re a Lynley Dodd/Hairy Maclary fan you might want to test your memory with the Hairy Maclary quiz. I managed only 22/32 the first time last week. I’ve done some re-reading since then and managed 28 last night.