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Hairy Maclary's caterwaul caper / Lynley Dodd.

By: Dodd, Lynley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Flinders Park, S. Aust : Keystone Picture Books, c1987Description: [30] p. : col. ill. ; 18 x 24 cm.ISBN: 0908507631; 9780143505280.Subject(s): Children's poetry, New Zealand | Dogs -- Juvenile poetry | Cats -- Juvenile poetry | Premiers' Reading Challenge : P-2 | Premier's Reading Challenge : K-2DDC classification: NZ821/.2
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Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Picture Book D Issued 28/10/2019 IA0916498
Junior Deer Park Library
Picture Book D Available I6313710
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book D Issued 06/11/2019 IA0916481
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Simultaneously published: Wellington, N.Z. : Mallinson Rendel.

For children.

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With a twitch of his tail and a purposeful paw, down by the river crept Scarface Claw. He woke up a lizard, he startled a bee, and he bothered a blackbird high in a tree. Higher and higher he sneakily snuck, but up in the branches he suddenly STUCK. "WROWWW-W-W-W-W-W-W," he yowled. Excerpted from Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper by Lynley Dodd All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-- Two ``first readers'' that beginning readers may find difficult. A Dragon in a Wagon tells of a little girl's fantasies of her dog as a variety of other creatures, such as a dragon in a wagon or a moose on the loose. For the most part, the slight story skips along in rhyme until readers come to giraffe supposedly rhyming with scarf. The gnu may throw young readers off entirely since it comes first in the rhyme and the word (and animal) are so unfamiliar. Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper is filled with unfamiliar words to beginning readers such as snippet and cacophony, not to mention the word caterwaul in the title. The simplistic story is of a dog, Hairy Maclary, who leads all of the other dogs in the neighborhood toward a terrible noise created by a cat caught up in a tree. Again, this is supposed to be a rhyming tale, although the last lines on most pages do not rhyme--they are more like refrains. Several words in both texts are in bold capital letters--not necessarily as new words nor as words of emphasis. There doesn't seem to be any logical reason. Each title is well illustrated with bright watercolor and pen drawings in a cartoon-like and often humorous fashion. They far exceed the quality of the texts. Other series such as the ``Rookie Readers'' (Childrens) are much better choices for beginning readers. --Carol McMichael, Greenfield Public Library, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Ages 3-7. The caper in question involves Scarface Claw, a midnight-colored feline with piercing golden eyes, who gets precariously stuck in a tree. The vociferous cat's wails attract the dog Hairy Maclary's attention. As ``wrowww-w-w- w-w-w-w'' is not easily ignored, other members of the canine crew soon gather, sniffing and bustling around the tree. A chorus of yips, ruffs, woofs, and yaps results in such a din that Miss Plum comes and rescues old Scarface. Dodd's full-page line-and-wash illustrations capture the particular personality of each dog and the humor of Scarface's wounded dignity. Written in rhyme, this will work well in story hour-- especially with those who have enjoyed the other Hairy Maclary adventures. PW.

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