Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy!

These books really need no introduction, this much loved character and his buddies are favourite among young and old.  This storytime theme is one of the newer additions to our collection of storytime resources. Lynley Dodd’s wonderful illustrations and jaunty rhyming words make these books a delight to read aloud. Storytime at Success this week is all about Hairy Maclary, hope to see you there!

My favourite character is Zackery Quack – partly because I always go for the underdog but mostly because he is an adorable liddle widdle ducky.


Which is your favourite ?

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy,
Hercules Morse as big as a horse,
Bottomley Potts covered in spots,
Muffin Mclay like a bundle of hay,
Bitzer Maloney all skinny and bony,
Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum,
Scarface Claw the toughest tom in town,
Slinky Malinki was blacker than black, or
Pittery pattery Zackery Quack.


Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy / Lynley Dodd

Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.
Join Hairy Maclary on his walk with his friends, see what mischief they get up to!

This book is perfect for reading with little ones.

Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack

Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack

Hairy Maclary and Zackery Quack / Lynley Dodd

Pittery pattery, skittery scattery, zip round the corner came Zachary Quack!
Zachary Quack wants to play, he follows Hairy Maclary around all day, but he just runs away!



There was a farmer that had a dog and HAIRY was his name-o
HAIRY was his name-o

There was a farmer that had a dog and HAIRY was his name-o
(clap) -A-I-R-Y
(clap) -A-I-R-Y
(clap) -A-I-R-Y
And HAIRY was his name-o

Continue replacing letters with claps until you end up with all claps!


This week I have included a link to activity sheets from the Hairy Maclary website– check it out, it is lots of fun.

Activity sheets

Well that’s it this week-0 short and sweet! See you soon at storytime!