Lynley Dodd

Find out how Kiwi classic Hairy Maclary was made

we love 01/09/2017

Hairy Maclary is a kiwi classic and in a recent interview with author Lynley Dodd, she reveals the origins of the scruffy little dog and more...

Dodd mentions how many of the original story ideas originated from actual life experiences. For example ‘Hairy Maclary’s Bone’ began when Dodd was buying meat for her family at the butchery in Lower Hutt and saw a dog walking out the door with a huge bone hanging from his mouth.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy had gone through many variations and since the bestselling children’s book is instantly recognizable, this little dog looks like it’ll go down in history.