Dame Lynley Dodd (Author, Illustrator)

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Dame Lynley Dodd (Photo credit: Tim Cuff)

Photo credit: Tim Cuff

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.'

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Book Cover:  Cat's Whiskers Four Favourite Lynley Dodd Stories
This collection contains four of Lynley Dodd's favourite cat stories: Slinky Malinki; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Slinky Malinki Catflaps; and Scarface Claw.

 Slinky Malinki enjoys a life of crime, we learn what sort of mayhem Slinky and Syd the rainbow lorikeet can create, nine cats yowl the night away and we discover what Scarface Claw is afraid of. A must for any child's bookshelf.

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This collection contains four of Lynley Dodd's favourite cat stories: Slinky Malinki; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Slinky Malinki Catflaps; and Scarface Claw.

 Slinky Malinki enjoys a life of crime...

Published: 01/04/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780143505006
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover:  Dragon In A Wagon, A
Susie Fogg dreams of having a more exciting pet than her dog to take for a walk – like a dragon in a wagon. An imaginative rhyming picture book that children will adore.
Susie Fogg dreams of having a more exciting pet than her dog to take for a walk – like a dragon in a wagon. An imaginative rhyming picture book that children will adore.
Published: 01/10/1990
Format: Spiral
ISBN: 9780140540857
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Dudgeon Is Coming, The
In this hilarious and imaginative picture book, the much-loved creator of Hairy Maclary explores the mayhem that a scrambled message can cause.
In this hilarious and imaginative picture book, the much-loved creator of Hairy Maclary explores the mayhem that a scrambled message can cause.
Published: 22/11/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141502168
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Find Me A Tiger
Each page features a different animal carefully camouflaged in its natural habitat. Can you spot the lion? Or the seal?
Each page features a different animal carefully camouflaged in its natural habitat. Can you spot the lion? Or the seal?
Published: 05/07/1993
Format: Spiral
ISBN: 9780140544831
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Hairy Maclary And Friends Little Library
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy has lots of friends, including Schnitzel von Krumm (with a very low tum!), cheeky and cheerful Slinky Malinki and adorable pittery-pattery Zachary Quack.

Now you can meet them too in this frolicking, rollicking little library - a perfect introduction to the many adventures of Hairy Maclary and friends and just right for tiny fingers and little hands!

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy has lots of friends, including Schnitzel von Krumm (with a very low tum!), cheeky and cheerful Slinky Malinki and adorable pittery-pattery Zachary Quack.

Now you...

Published: 02/08/2010
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780141332277
RRP: $12.99

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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