Hairy Maclary from Donaldson s Dairy has lots of friends, including Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum , cheeky and cheerful Slinky Malinki and adorable pittery pattery Zachary Quack Now you can meet them too in this frolicking, rollicking little library a perfect introduction to the many adventures of Hairy Maclary and friends and just right for tiny fingers and little hands...
|Title||:||Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library|
|Publisher||:||Puffin 5 August 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||508 Pages|
|File Size||:||672 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library Reviews
We expected to get the real books, not just those little ones with just a few words on every page. We do love Hairy Maclary but were expecting the real stories.
I was a little hesitant to order these books because of some of the less favorable reviews because I was originally looking for additional regular-full-length-fully-illustrated-totally-fun-and-awesome Hairy Maclary stories. (I have a bunch and wanted the books I didn't own).These little board books are little 3 1/2 inches square- and there are only 3-5 words per page; the first page starts the sentence/story and the 5th page ends the sentence/story AND this is a GOOD THING for my little reader who LOVES all the Hairy Maclary books we have. She can read these little books by herself and read them quickly and she feels like an awesome talented reader--what a way to build confidence and have fun. AND she recognizes the pictures from her other books (yes, they are not original to these books) and loves to go to her other books and find the "matching" pictures, so I see this as a very good thing--builds her confidence in her memory and observing talents- exactly what builds a confident learner. (The words on the page in between can, the , is, on....are not "easy" words to read, but fun to sound out). They are not really "new" stories, more like very short summaries of the "full-length" stories, but that is okay, because they are Hairy Maclary and friends and the small size is fun for a little kid to haul around and hold AND since they are different form the regular-sized books they are "more special". So, don't order these hoping for a "new" story (like us older Hairy Maclary junkies might) but as a supplement perfect for a little Hairy Maclary fan!
I purchased this thinking it would be a collection of 4 stories about Hairy Maclary and his friends. However, this collection contains four small board books with 5 lines of text each. There are no rhymes or stories, just short descriptions of Hairy Maclary, Zachary Quack, Slinky Malinki, and Schnitzel von Krumm. Each book is approximately 3.5" x 3.5". I wish the product description had contained a more accurate description of this set. It is ok, but I never would have purchased this if I had known this is all it contained.
First off- be aware that these do NOTE contain new Hairy Maclary stories or illustrations. They take pictures of different characters from all the books and put them together (for example, the book entitled Zachery Quack has illustrations from the Zachery Quack book and minimonster book) and the illustrations are accompanied by short, easy text.We love them because they are just the right size for little hands to hold, manipulate and look at on their own. We use them in car all the time and our 18 month old son loves to look at them on drives.
We love the Hairy Maclary stories, and shame on me for not reading the reviews. I might have saved myself some money if I had. The only redeeming value in these books are the simple illustrations of the beloved Hairy Maclary and his friends. Buy the original stories and don't buy these!
Every bedside table needs one of these. Tooth Fairy Idea: Cut a hole in one page to place a quarter or dollar coin and put one book under their pillow when the time comes. That will make each tale all the more special.