Monday, August 22, 2011

Reading is a performance art

Out of the gate and off for a walk

went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.


Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum,

Bitzer Maloney all skinny and bony,

Muffin McLay like a bundle of hay,

Bottomly Potts covered in spots,

Hercules Morse as big as a horse

and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.

When suddenly out of the shadows they saw

Scarface Claw the toughest Tom in town.

"EEEEEOWWWFFTZ!" said Scarface Claw.

'Hairy Maclary' (1983) written and illustrated by Lynley Dodds (NZ). This is a great book which, as you can see, Alannah anticipates with glee.

Julie took the upper photo last week. Kirsten took the lower three today.


brattcat said...

love, love, love every part of this post...

Joan Elizabeth said...

What little girl could not resist looking at that scary claw.

Margaret said...

.There are some more in the series that are just as popular around here,4kids under 6, fave at the moment is Slinky Malinky

Julie said...

I nearly bought a SM on eBay but it got too pricey for moi.

freefalling said...

I love Hairy Maclary.

Ann said...

Love the expressions on both of you.

Pauleen said...

I love this series of books...the fun, alliteration, the Down Under element (albeit NZ) and the general exuberance. There is also a DVD of the stories which is fabulously done and sounds pretty much like how you read them. My grandkids love books and DVD.

diane b said...

It is a fabulous book. I used to read it to the kids at school. The picks of you an Allanah are so engaging.

cara said...

Brilliant! All of it!