Hairy Maclary & Friends ABC & 123, by Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary is adored by children around the world, and if your child is one of those who love Hairy Maclary and his friends, and you are teaching them their letters and numbers, then these gorgeous books are worth looking at.

They are hardback (but that puffy type) books that are small enough for little hands to be able to hold easily. Each page has a letter or number (the numbers are double page spreads, the letters are single page spreads) with a related image that includes a character from the Hairy Maclary books that relates to the letter or number.

Hairy Maclary 123The back of the book includes a fold-out chart with the alphabet for the ABC book, and numbers 1 to 10 for the 123 book. My daughter particularly enjoyed the ABC book, as she is currently learning her alphabet. We played a game where I opened the book to a random page, and she had to tell me what letter was on it. The book isn’t really a read through book because there are no words (just letters or numbers), but it makes a fantastic alternative to flash cards, and the characters help hold children’s attention for longer.

Ideal for the young number and/or alphabet learner, Hairy Maclary & Friends ABC, and Hairy Maclary & Friends 123 are an adorable set for Hairy Maclary fans.


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TITLE: Hairy Maclary & Friends ABC & Hairy Maclary & Friends 123
AUTHOR(S): Lynley Dodd
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House
RRP: $15.99 each
ISBN: 9780143506096

JJ is a writer by night, & a Product Manager by day. She loves young adult and children’s fiction and is the co-founder of NZ Booklovers. She has a Masters in Creative Writing, and is an ex-English tutor. She lives in Auckland with her husband, daughter, and two chihuahuas.

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