Let's get this out of the way- a Hairy Maclary book so it's adorable and fun. There is no denying that! At 15 months, my son LOVES books with flaps, and combining that with a favorite book character makes it doubly a winner in our house.
The reason it only gets 3 stars instead of 5 stars is because the words and illustrations are all from other books; this is not a new story for the Hairy Maclary series. The story and all but one illustration are from the book Scattercat (the one other picture is from the first Hairy Maclary book). It is not, however, Scattercat with just the edition of flaps though; about half of the text of Scattercat is cut out. It makes the plot much less clear and less funny. It also means that some of the larger, more interesting words Dodd is known for is also less present. Since we already own Scattercat, if I had known about this, I probably wouldn't have purchased it, but since my son likes playing with the flaps, we will keep it.
- Board book: 20 pages
- Publisher: Picture Puffin (3 July 2017)
- ISBN-10: 0143770977
- ISBN-13: 978-0143770978
- Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.3 x 21.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
23,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #139 in Picture Dictionaries