Some of our favourites are Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy and Slinky Malinki Catflaps by Lynley Dodd. With fabulous characters like Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, Mushroom Magee, Grizzly MacDuff and Scarface Claw, funny storylines and lots of great rhymes and alliteration, who wouldn’t love these books. The vocabulary is spot on and paints the perfect picture.
Here’s a page from Slinky Malinki – “From nooks and from crannies, from mischief and game, from every corner and crevice they came. They sat in the moonlight’s silvery glow, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row.”
Unfortunately the camera on my phone isn’t working anymore due to a leaking waterbottle in my handbag, so I can’t post up any photos of these books.
Here’s a couple of others that caught my eye by Lynley Dodd – Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack and Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers.
What’s your favourite rhyming picture book or Lynley Dodd book?