Slinky Malinki or Hairy Maclary?

I have always loved Lynley Dodd’s books, and came across her series Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary when I was doing my teaching practice in primary schools. (I did a year of teacher training before my mother died, then I took time off and never went back, that’s another story for another day…) I loved them, and still do today. She’s an amazingly talented writer and now my children, love them too.

“Slinky Malinki was blacker than black, a stalking, lurking, adventurous cat…” I think that has to be one of my favourite opening lines of any children’s book and through the books Slinky Malinki gets up to all sorts of tricks and adventures! 

The Hairy Maclary books are equally fun, telling the poetic tale of him and his canine friends. 

The books are written beautifully, with clever rhymes and each one is just as fun as the last. My children know them all, off by heart. They encourage a love of reading, and are classic books to have in your children’s bookcase. 

If you’ve never read a Slinky Malinki book or laughed at Hairy Maclary’s antics and would like to try them, or love one or both, then you’ll be pleased to know we have a copy of the first book in each series to giveaway. 

If you would like to enter. Simply leave me a comment telling me who is your favourite, Slinky Malinki or Hairy Maclary, then click on the Rafflecopter link to complete your entry. 

One winner will get a copy of each book! 

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Entrants must complete all requirements. Failure to do so will mean you will be disqualified.
Giveway starts 113/06/15 and ends 4/07/15
Open worldwide.
Winner will be notified by e-mail and items posted within 5 days.
No cash alternatives offered.

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18 comments on “Slinky Malinki or Hairy Maclary?
  1. Michelle says:

    My daughter was bought the Slinky Malinki book and we love it! So the Hairy McClary one would be a great addition.

  2. laura banks says:

    hairy mcclary sounds good

  3. charlotte qualter says:

    have not read slinky malinki but my kids adore hairy maclary and secretly so do i!

  4. lynn heath says:

    I think the kids would love Hairy Maclary!

  5. Amy Withnall says:

    Hairy Maclary is just too cute 🙂

  6. I have only read the Hairy Mclary ones and he is cute
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  7. Hairy mclary 🙂
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  8. kayleigh Bates says:

    Omg I remember my teacher reading hairy mclairy to us when I was in infant school :O I think my daughtet would love it! x

  9. Leanne Lunn says:

    Hairy Maclary

  10. Do you know I’ve never read the Slinki Malinki ones however Hairy Maclary I love!! thanks for sharing with #readwithme x
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  11. BECCA STAPLES says:

    Hairy Maclary as it takes me back to my days reading as a kid x

  12. Catherine says:

    I love Hairy MaClary but I’ve never read Slinky Malinky.

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  13. eva trelfa says:

    i love Hairy Mclary 🙂

  14. I have only heard of hairy mclary before today
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  15. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway !

  16. Donna says:

    Slinky Malinki is always the best!

  17. maggie ali says:

    My daughter says Slinki Malinki looks cuter 🙂

  18. Karl Borowy says:

    Slinki Malinki

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