4 thoughts on “Six word Saturday: getting ready to visit the folks

    • Thank you. šŸ™‚

      I’m impressed by your knowledge of Lynley Dodd’s oeuvre. It’s Hairy Maclary and Friends Touch and Feel Book for my very little nephew who – being English – is unfamiliar with Hairy Maclary. I’ve also got him the Nickle Nackle Tree (one of my son’s absolute favourites at that age). I’ve also got a copy of Margaret Mahy’s The Great Piratical Rumbustification and the Librarian and the Robber for a kind of niece.

      It’s a shame airlines have such a strict luggage allowance. I wanted to take so many more books for my English moko (http://www.maoridictionary.co.nz/index.cfm?dictionaryKeywords=mokopuna)


  1. Love Lynley Dodd, Slinky Malinky is one of mine and my children’s all time favourites! I found it in a box of books (along with Hairy Maclary) whilst clearing out my loft a couple of months ago and sat my sons down to read it to them… I read it exactly as I use to when they were little and they loved it… it was a nice trip down memory lane!

    I live in the UK and I’ve got lots of the Lynley Dodd books… you should be able to buy here whatever you can’t transport for your English moko šŸ™‚


    • I love Lynley Dodd’s books too. I met her a few years ago at the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival and she was wonderful. Slinky Malinki Opens the Door was always my favourite, while my son was totally into Rumpus at the Vet.

      We retrieved the boy child’s “baby” books from the grandparent’s loft recenty and have – like you – been reading them just like we used to. I still love Margaret Mahy’s The Lion in the Meadow and A Busy Day for a Good Grandmother best of all.

      Great to know I can get them in England. I’m very keen for my Kiwi brother’s English son to experience NZ authors.



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