Tag: Lynley Dodd

  • Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack by Lynley Dodd Analysis

    Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack by Lynley Dodd Analysis

    Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack (1999) is a picture book written and illustrated by New Zealand storyteller Lynley Dodd. A duckling saves Hairy’s life. Although many of the Hairy Maclary stories are written with the carnivalesque picture book structure, this one is not. Hairy is not on a fun adventure this time; it is summer, and he wants to sleep. He almost loses his life! Plots like this require the classic Odyssean mythical structure.

  • Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget Me Not is the tenth book in Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary series, and was published in 1998. Many of Lynley Dodd’s picture books are told with a carnivalesque structure. Schnitzel von Krumm, Forget-me-not is different. This one is told using classic structure and, in my opinion, is one of the most […]

  • Slinky Malinki, Open The Door by Lynley Dodd

    Slinky Malinki, Open The Door by Lynley Dodd

    Slinky Malinki (1993) is a rhyming carnivalesque picture book written and illustrated New Zealander Lynley Dodd. This book is an excellent case study in how writers and illustrators might encourage young readers to turn the page. LETTERBOXING AS PAGE TURNER Slinky Malinkiand Stickybeak Sydwere a troublesome pair;do you know what they did?Alone in the houseone…

  • Hairy Maclary, Sit by Lynley Dodd Analysis

    Hairy Maclary, Sit by Lynley Dodd Analysis

    Hairy Maclary, Sit! (1997) is a carnivalesque rhyming picture book written and illustrated by New Zealand storyteller Lynley Dodd. The story follows on from the immensely popular Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy (1983).

  • Schnitzel von Krumm’s Basketwork by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Schnitzel von Krumm’s Basketwork by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Schnitzel von Krumm’s Basketwork is a children’s picture book by New Zealand author-illustrator Lynley Dodd, first published in 1994. The star and only character of this one is… Schnitzel von Krumm… already familiar from the uber-successful Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Schnitzel von Krumm of course puts the reader in mind of crumbed schnitzel, a…

  • Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Slinky Malinki is a picture book by New Zealand author illustrator Lynley Dodd. A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays. Old proverb A BRIEF HISTORY OF CATS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Sometimes it is difficult not to resent their apparent success, and they…

  • Scarface Claw by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Scarface Claw by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Scarface Claw is a wonderful animal villain. Honestly, for a close-reading I could have picked any of Lynley Dodd’s Slinky Malinki series (or from the even-better-known Hairy Maclary series set in the same world). I find it impossible to pick a favourite. But if I have a favourite character, it is probably a tie between Slinky…