Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hairy McLary from Donaldson's Dairy

Hi there

When I was on holiday recently in Mt Maunganui, I went over the bridge to Tauranga and saw this fantastic sculpture of the 'characters' in the children's books of writer/illustrator Lynley Dodd who comes from Tauranga.  Her first and most adored book is 'Hairy McLary from Donaldson's Dairy'.  Hairy is a hairy little dog.  Over the course of other books, Hairy amasses loads of friends and not-quite friends:  Slinky Malinky,  Schnitzel Von Krumm, Scarface McClaw, Bottomley Potts, Muffin McClay.  They are all represented in this sculpture.  The books are loved world-wide.

Hairy is the little dog at the bottom of the pole trying to get at the cat.

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