Slinky Malinki has stolen the Christmas tree decorations! Let's find them and learn the numbers from 1 to 10. Oh, that cheeky cat Slinky Malinki has got up to his usual tricks and meddled with the Christmas tree decorations. Can you find and count them all from 1 to 10? With a durable hardback case and thick board pages, the bright and delightful pictures of Lynley Dodd's famous cat Slinky Malinki, and his stolen goods, will make learning to count from 1-10 a repeated pleasure for adult and child. This festive board book is sure to raise giggles with grownup readers - especially those who have had their own Christmas trees climbed and dismantled by a pesky but beloved cat - and it's the perfect present for every young number learner. Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd!
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.'