Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Hairy Maclary's caterwaul caper

By: Dodd, Lynley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Hairy Maclary: ; Hairy Maclary: ; Picture Puffins: Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Mallinson Rendel, 1987Description: [32] pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 090860646X (hbk.) :.Other title: Caterwaul caper.Subject(s): Hairy Maclary (Fictitious character) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Hairy Maclary (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | New Zealand fiction -- Juvenile literature | Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Stories in rhyme. | Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's nonfiction. | Picture booksDDC classification: [Fic.] Summary: Hairy Maclary leads all the other dogs in the neighbourhood to investigate the terrible cater wauling created when the tough cat Scarface Claw is caught up a tree. Suggested level: preschool, juniors.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Fiction notes: Click to open in new window
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due
Childrens Picture Books Hakeke Street Library
Children's Picture Books
Children's Picture Books DOD 2 In transit from Hakeke Street Library to Mobile Library since 20/11/2019
Childrens Picture Books Suzanne Aubert Library at Jerusalem
Children's Picture Books
Children's Picture Books DOD Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

""Hairy Maclary heard a STRANGE sound, a yowling, a wailing that echoed around . . ."" What could be causing the caterwauling cacophony that brings Hairy Maclary and his friends running?
"Publishers Weekly" promises the "wonderfully waggish words" of the Hairy Maclary series will "tickle the funnybones of parents and children alike." Read them all

Children's picture story book.

For 3-7 year olds -- Education Services, Wellington, N.Z.

Hairy Maclary leads all the other dogs in the neighbourhood to investigate the terrible cater wauling created when the tough cat Scarface Claw is caught up a tree. Suggested level: preschool, juniors.

Kotui multi-version record.

2 5 6 11 13 18 22 33 37 60 68 70 83 89 91 92 94 100 102 109 111 114 115 149 151 161 162 164 165 168 175 180

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

With a twitch of his tail and a purposeful paw, down by the river crept Scarface Claw. He woke up a lizard, he startled a bee, and he bothered a blackbird high in a tree. Higher and higher he sneakily snuck, but up in the branches he suddenly STUCK. "WROWWW-W-W-W-W-W-W," he yowled. Excerpted from Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper by Lynley Dodd All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-- Two ``first readers'' that beginning readers may find difficult. A Dragon in a Wagon tells of a little girl's fantasies of her dog as a variety of other creatures, such as a dragon in a wagon or a moose on the loose. For the most part, the slight story skips along in rhyme until readers come to giraffe supposedly rhyming with scarf. The gnu may throw young readers off entirely since it comes first in the rhyme and the word (and animal) are so unfamiliar. Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper is filled with unfamiliar words to beginning readers such as snippet and cacophony, not to mention the word caterwaul in the title. The simplistic story is of a dog, Hairy Maclary, who leads all of the other dogs in the neighborhood toward a terrible noise created by a cat caught up in a tree. Again, this is supposed to be a rhyming tale, although the last lines on most pages do not rhyme--they are more like refrains. Several words in both texts are in bold capital letters--not necessarily as new words nor as words of emphasis. There doesn't seem to be any logical reason. Each title is well illustrated with bright watercolor and pen drawings in a cartoon-like and often humorous fashion. They far exceed the quality of the texts. Other series such as the ``Rookie Readers'' (Childrens) are much better choices for beginning readers. --Carol McMichael, Greenfield Public Library, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Ages 3-7. The caper in question involves Scarface Claw, a midnight-colored feline with piercing golden eyes, who gets precariously stuck in a tree. The vociferous cat's wails attract the dog Hairy Maclary's attention. As ``wrowww-w-w- w-w-w-w'' is not easily ignored, other members of the canine crew soon gather, sniffing and bustling around the tree. A chorus of yips, ruffs, woofs, and yaps results in such a din that Miss Plum comes and rescues old Scarface. Dodd's full-page line-and-wash illustrations capture the particular personality of each dog and the humor of Scarface's wounded dignity. Written in rhyme, this will work well in story hour-- especially with those who have enjoyed the other Hairy Maclary adventures. PW.