By Dodd, Lynley
Zachary Quack stars in his own big adventure as he chases a dragonfly through some very sticky situations. Climbing the river bank on to the track, went pittery pattery Zachary Quack . . . Zachary Quack is pestering and scruffling all over the river bank. Then he finds a flickett...y-quick dragonfly and hustles it here, there and everywhere. But who is really hustling who? This little yellow duckling's charming adventure also features cameo appearances from Hairy Maclary and the gang! 'A child's best introduction to books' - The Times 'Delightful to read aloud' - The Independent Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! www.hairymaclary.comRead more
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Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'
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