Friday, February 10, 2012

Hairy Maclary

This week Room 4 has been reading lots of Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd. We loved them so much we sometimes made Anna read them to us again and again. 
There are lots of different dog characters in the books.

Ruby came to visit Room 4. She looked like Hairy Maclary. She is black and soft. We got to pat her. When we took her for a walk we had to hold her red lead. Ruby sniffed the trees and wagged her tail. Ruby can shake her body.

Here is a vimeo of Ruby visiting Room 4 at school.

Thank you Ruby for coming to visit us. 
We loved meeting you.
What Hairy Maclary stories do you like?
Who is your favourite character?


  1. My favourite book is Hairy Maclary's Bone. I like it how all the other dogs get stuck. I really like Schnitzel von Krumm.
    From Anna

  2. We like Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vets.
    Maee and Anika
    Room 4

  3. I like Slinky Malinki, Open the Door because my Dad read it to me.
    Room 4

  4. I like Zachary Quack because at the end of the Book they are friends because they have helped each other out and have looked after each other so the story has a nice message.

  5. Hi Room 4
    I LOVE Hairy Maclary and all of his friends. I think Slinky Malinki is my favourite because he's so clever and cute.
    Msr Natusch
    Vardon School

  6. My children who are big now loved Hairy Maclary stories. And guess what? Ms O'Neil has a dog like Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum.

  7. It looks as though you had lots of fun when Ruby came to visit. I love all of this set of stories, but I think that Slinky Malinki is my favourite character, because he reminds me of my own cat!
    Mrs Thompson
    Haworth Primary School

  8. Hi my name is Maddie
    wow it looks like you are having fun.I wish we could do that.

  9. Hello Room 4

    My favourite character from the Hairy Maclary stories would have to be Slinky Malinki. I love how he hangs from the doorknob to open the door.

    When my own children were younger we wrote a letter to Lynley Dodd and we received a lovely letter in return that told us about writing Zachary Quack. We still treasure that letter even though my children are now very grown up.

    Have you ever written a letter to an author and received a reply?

    Mrs S

  10. Hello!

    My name is Ashley. I’m a student at the University of South Alabama and I hope to one day become an English teacher. One of my assignments for school is to comment on different blog posts.

    My favorite Hairy Maclary story is Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet.My favorite character is Bottomley Potts because I have always loved dalmatians.

    I looks like you all had a lot of fun when Ruby came. Also, I liked seeing everyone interact with Ruby in the video.

    I loved reading your post!