Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bookish - Lynley Dodd

Hi Peeps,

If any of you have travelled through the toddler years you will be well familiar I am sure with Hairy MacLary and all his friends by the fabulously talented Lynley Dodd.

Dodd has such skill with words and illustrations and she never fails to hit the mark. Her rhyme schemes are impeccable and an absolute joy to read aloud.

Today I'd love to introduce you to two of Dodd's non-Hairy MacLary titles which I think are just as perfect and would be a gorgeous addition to any collection.


Counting, animals and a bossy wart hog who doesn't want to share the watering hole. First published in 1995 I remember my very small number lover adoring this book when it came home with us one day from a library visit.

The animals are so lovely and the relationship between the warthog and the others may well be played out in kindy sandpits from time to time. One of my favourite ever counting books - it's a proper story that happens to be a counting book, rather than a counting book thinly held together with a story.

Details - Penguin Random House NZ, May 2018 $17.99

Find Me A Tiger

Again a book whose rhyme scheme absolutely delights me. Each page has a delightful four line rhyme with an accompanying picture to explore to find the animal hiding in the picture some where. I can see this being a firm favourite with any little animal lover or detective.

The relationship between the words and illustrations just sings.

Details - Penguin Random House NZ, May 2018 $17.99

love you more than hours of enjoying words with little people xxx