Slinky Malinki

Slinky Malinki


Meet Slinky Malinki: a very, very NAUGHTY cat.

"He had bright yellow eyes, a warbling wail,
And a kink at the end of his very long tail."

Slinky Malinki can steal anything - from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages!! But, will Slinky realise that crime doesn't pay?

Told through playful rhyme and vibrant watercolour illustration, this hilarious classic story has delighted children for generations.

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About the author

Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud.
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