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Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd

Biography

Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's bestselling children's author/artist. Her rhyming picture books featuring the irresistible Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki and friends are firm favourites, especially for reading aloud, all over the world.

THE BASICS
Born: Rotorua, New Zealand, July 5th 1941
Jobs: Art Teacher
Lives: Tauranga, New Zealand
First Book: My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes, 1974

THE BOOKS
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 bei...

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PLACE & DATE OF BIRTH:
Rotorua, New Zealand, 1941

FAVOURITE BOOK:
All of Jane Austen’s work and Winnie the Pooh

FAVOURITE SONG:
There’s far too many to choose from!

FAVOURITE FILM:
Again, there are far too many to choose from!

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION:
Some very old books and my piano.

When did you start writing and illustrating?
I began illustrating for various educational publications in 1970. The first picture book I illustrated was My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, written by Eve Sutton and published in 1973.

The first book I wrote as well as illustrated was The Nickle Nackle Tree, published in 1976. I’ve been writing and illustrating since.

Where do you get your ideas and inspiration from?
I keep my eyes and ears open at all times for things which might set me off; funny conversations, newspaper stories, ...

Bibliography

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Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Oct 03 2013
  • 5 - 8 years
The Nickle Nackle Tree jacket image
  • The Nickle Nackle Tree
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 04 2007
  • 3 - 5 years
Where is Hairy Maclary? jacket image
  • Where is Hairy Maclary?
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Aug 03 2006
  • 1 - 4 years
Zachary Quack Minimonster jacket image
  • Zachary Quack Minimonster
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Aug 03 2006
  • 5 - 8 years
The Other Ark jacket image
  • The Other Ark
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 05 2006
  • 5 - 8 years
Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary jacket image
  • Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 07 2005
  • 3 - 6 years
Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb Trees jacket image
  • Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb Trees
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 04 2004
  • 3 - 5 years
Scarface Claw jacket image
  • Scarface Claw
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 02 2009
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary Five Lynley Dodd Stories jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary Five Lynley Dodd Stories
  • Puffin
  • Hardback: Jul 01 2010
  • 2 - 5 years
Hedgehog Howdedo jacket image
  • Hedgehog Howdedo
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 28 2002
  • 3 - 5 years
Slinky Malinki Catflaps jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki Catflaps
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 02 2009
  • 3 - 5 years
Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not jacket image
  • Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not
  • Puffin
  • Hardback: Mar 05 1998
  • 0 - 3 years
Sniff-Snuff-Snap! jacket image
  • Sniff-Snuff-Snap!
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Apr 24 1997
  • 5 - 8 years
Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork jacket image
  • Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 26 1996
  • 0 - 3 years
Slinky Malinki, Open the Door jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki, Open the Door
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 02 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 26 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
Find Me a Tiger jacket image
  • Find Me a Tiger
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 25 1993
  • 3 - 5 years
Slinky Malinki jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 01 2015
  • 0 - 3 years

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Hairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 13 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
A Dragon in a Wagon jacket image
  • A Dragon in a Wagon
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 26 1990
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 26 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary Scattercat jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary Scattercat
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 26 2009
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary's Bone jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Bone
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  • Paperback: Mar 26 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
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  • Paperback: Mar 26 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes jacket image
  • My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 23 2010
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 31 2008
  • 3 - 5 years
The Dudgeon Is Coming jacket image
  • The Dudgeon Is Coming
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  • Paperback: Jan 01 2009
  • 5 - 8 years
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Oct 02 2008
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary, Sit jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary, Sit
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jun 03 2010
  • 5 - 8 years
Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jun 03 2010
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary Scattercat jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary Scattercat
  • Puffin
  • Hardback: Apr 06 2006
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary And Zachary Quack jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary And Zachary Quack
  • Puffin
  • Board book: Aug 05 2004
  • 3 - 5 years
Slinky Malinki, Open the Door jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki, Open the Door
  • Puffin
  • Board book: Aug 05 2004
  • 3 - 5 years
My Cat Likes to hide in Boxes jacket image
  • My Cat Likes to hide in Boxes
  • Puffin
  • Board book: Mar 04 2010
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jun 04 2009
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary Story Collection jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary Story Collection
  • Puffin
  • Audio CD: May 27 2010
  • 8 - 12 years
Hairy Maclary and Friends  Little Library jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library
  • Puffin
  • Board book: Aug 05 2010
  • 1 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary, Shoo jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary, Shoo
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  • Paperback: Jul 01 2010
  • 3 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary's Buggy Book jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary's Buggy Book
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  • Hardback: Oct 08 2009
  • 0 - 3 years
Slinky Malinki Early Bird jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki Early Bird
  • Puffin
  • Hardback: Aug 02 2012
  • 2 - 5 years
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
  • Puffin
  • Board book: Jul 04 2002
  • 0 - 3 years
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy jacket image
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 04 2013
  • 0 - 3 years
Slinky Malinki Early Bird jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki Early Bird
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 02 2014
  • 2 - 5 years
Slinky Malinki Early Bird jacket image
  • Slinky Malinki Early Bird
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  • Paperback: Aug 07 2014
  • 3 - 5 years

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