Hairy Maclary Treasury


A special edition of the Hairy Maclary Treasury to celebrate the raggedy rascal’s 40th birthday! This volume brings together all ten of his mischievous and mad adventures, along with a link to download the audio book.

This beautiful gold 40th-birthday edition of the bestselling Hairy Maclary Treasury is a complete collection of Hairy Maclary’s adventures, and includes a reading of the stories by Lynley Dodd.

The complete collection of Hairy Maclary stories is as follows:
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s DairyHairy Maclary’s Bone; Hairy Maclary ScattercatHairy Maclary’s Caterwaul CaperHairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the VetHairy Maclary’s ShowbusinessHairy Maclary, SitHairy Maclary and Zachary QuackHairy Maclary’s Hat TricksHairy Maclary, Shoo.

Heart Reads says:

Each story in the treasury is a joyous adventure. The rhythmic, lyrical quality of Dodd’s writing makes each story a pleasure to read aloud, adding fun and excitement during your child’s reading routine. The illustrations are equally impressive, brimming with character and humour that bring the stories to life. What stands out about the “Hairy Maclary Treasury” is its timeless appeal. The stories are set in a world where the simple joys of exploration and friendship are celebrated. Hairy Maclary’s adventures with characters like Hercules Morse (as big as a horse) and Bottomley Potts (covered in spots) are not only entertaining but also subtly convey messages about courage, curiosity, and camaraderie.

Heart Reads Reading Tips:

  1. Read Aloud: Try different voices for each character to bring the tales to life for young listeners.
  2. Engage with the Illustrations: Take time to explore Dodd’s detailed illustrations with your child. They can help to develop observational skills as you both look for hidden details and discuss what’s happening in the pictures.
  3. Discuss the Themes: Ask questions about the characters’ actions and what your child might learn from them, such as the importance of friendship or how to deal with challenges.
  4. Create Your Own Stories: Encourage your child’s imagination by asking them to come up with their own adventures for Hairy Maclary and his friends. This can be a fun drawing or storytelling activity. Fun times!
  5. Regular Reading Routine: Incorporate the “Hairy Maclary Treasury” into your regular reading routine. The standalone nature of each story makes the book perfect for bedtime reading, offering a delightful tale each night.


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