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Slinky Malinki / Lynley Dodd.

By: Dodd, Lynley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Picture puffins.Publisher: London : Puffin Books, 2013, c1992Description: [31] pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780140544398.Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Juvenile fiction | Night -- Juvenile fiction | Theft -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Theft -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Night -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Stories in rhyme. | Children's stories, New Zealand. | Picture booksSummary: A verse description of the ambitious nocturnal thefts carried out by a prowling cat called Slinky Malinki. Suggested level: primary.Summary: Slinky Malinki, a cheeky and friendly cat by day, master pilferer by night, finally get his come-uppance when he's caught red-handed with his collection of stolen goodies.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Slinky Malinki is a very bad cat who will steal anything, from a clothes peg or a slipper to a string of sausages or a clock. A story told in witty and imaginative rhyme.

Children's picture story book by a New Zealander.

"First published by Mallinson Rendel Publishers Ltd. Wellington, New Zealand, 1990"--Colophon.

For 4-6 year olds -- Education Services, Wellington, N.Z.

A verse description of the ambitious nocturnal thefts carried out by a prowling cat called Slinky Malinki. Suggested level: primary.

Slinky Malinki, a cheeky and friendly cat by day, master pilferer by night, finally get his come-uppance when he's caught red-handed with his collection of stolen goodies.

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NP-KIDSNEW, WD-NBK, WD-CHNBK

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Publishers Weekly Review

Dodd turns from canines to felines in this tale of a "stalking and lurking, adventurous cat." The hero makes such a ruckus that he wakes his human family. Ages 2-5. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-- Told in rhyme, this is the story of a slinky black cat who prowls at night and becomes a thief. After his loot is discovered, he decides to stay home nights. While there's nothing wrong with this book, there's nothing to recommend it, either. The text is somewhat workmanlike, with very precise rhythm but not much charm. The full-color illustrations lack the personality needed to draw children into the story or to make Slinky an interesting character. Quite simply, the cat steals stuff, then stops. It's hard to imagine many preschoolers who would sit through the whole book. There's just nothing to it.-- Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-3, younger for reading aloud. This catchy story in rhyme features a mischievous feline who might have escaped from the pages of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. "Slinky Malinki / was blacker than black / a stalking and lurking / adventurous cat." Though by day he innocently chases leaves and rolls in the sun, at night Slinky Malinki indulges a larcenous streak. "All over town, / from basket and bowl, / he pilfered and pillaged, / he snitched and he stole. / Slippers and sausages, / biscuits, balloons, / brushes and bandages, / pencils and spoons." The furry kleptomaniac hauls home an increasingly unlikely collection of stolen objects, until the whole heap collapses on his head, awakening his family and leaving him in disgrace. He emerges a changed cat. The strong rhyme and rhythm of the verse are inviting, and the pen-and-watercolor illustrations are humorous in depicting Slinky's improbable thefts. New readers will find the vocabulary varied and occasionally challenging but are sure to enjoy the fun. Part of the Goldstar First Readers series. ~--Leone McDermott