Opposites (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
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Hercules Morse is big ...Schnitzel von Krumm is small. Muffin McLay's coat is shaggy ...Bitzer Maloney's coat is smooth. Learn all about OPPOSITES with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends! This special little volume features Lynley Dodd's charming words and pictures from the Hairy Maclary and Friends series and explains the concept of opposites with her characteristic exuberant humour. A small, sturdy and beautiful hardback book, Hairy Maclary and Friends: Opposites is just the right size for small hands and is perfect for preschoolers.
Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'