Junior Book Club Linky – 30th August 2012

Welcome to the First MotherGeek #JuniorBookClub Linky!
I am very excited about my first ever linky, and I hope you’ll join in.
You can find the linky at the bottom of the page, after my review of the week

This week, I am reviewing: Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, by Lynley Dodd.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy was written by Lynley Dodd, and it was originally published way back in August 1985. I read it (and adored it) as a child; so when Sam was born, it was high up on my “must buy” list of books. I love to read, and was keen to pass on (inflict) my love of books to Sam.

Hairy Maclary is a mischievous little dog. This book is one huge, rhyming adventure from start to finish. Without spoiling it for you, Hairy Maclary meets up with lots of his friends, and one scary nemesis too. Donaldson’s Dairy is the First book in the Hairy Maclary series. There are around twenty books, all told. As of yet, we haven’t collected them all, but I do intend to complete the collection for Sam.

Sam is 14 Months old now, and he seems to enjoy the rhyming story. I don’t think he fully understands what is happening, but it certainly holds his interest from start to finish. He likes to look at the bright, colourful pictures too, as do I!

The RRP of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy as a paperback is £5.99. Prices vary for the hardback, card book, pocket book and audio book. There is even a Hairy Maclary App, on which David Tennant reads the story. The Paperback book is great value for money – especially if you shop around for the best deal.

I would definitely recommend the Hairy Maclary series to anyone who’s children like mischievous characters, funny adventures, and rhyming stories. I give Donaldson’s Dairy 5/5. It was as good reading it again now as I remember it being 20 years ago, when I last read it.

This is not a sponsored post. We bought the book ourselves.

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