Lynley Dodd has been delighting children (and their parents) with her fun rhyming Hairy Maclary stories for decades now. If you haven’t yet met Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, along with his fluffy canine and feline friends, I would highly recommend you check this children’s picture book series out.
The new title in the series stars Scarface Claw, the toughest Tom in town, a cat who finds himself in a spot of bother after falling asleep on top of a car’s roof. As the car sets off with him clinging on top so begins a high speed adventure as different people try to flag the car down and rescue poor Scarface Claw…but not before he gives us one of his trademark caterwaul yowls!
Scarface Claw will speed past trailers, trucks, buses, and even a Gran on her scooter before being saved by Constable Chrissie and Miss Plum. And if you’ve read any of the Hairy Maclary books before your children will probably finish the ending for you before you even can.
Not only will your children delight in listening to the story, but they will also love seeing it unfold through the bright and beautiful watercolour illustrations that accompany the text. The story is told through rhyming verse that features the rhythm for which Lynley Dodd is well known, and it’s this rhythm and rhyme together with the fun story that will make this a wonderful book to share with your children again and again.
Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R150. It’s recommended for children aged three to six.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for adding this book to our Hairy Maclary collection.