Thirty-five years ago a small black dog stepped out of the imagination of author and illustrator Dame Lynley Dodd and onto the pages of a picture book. That book, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, is now famous the world over and the 21 titles in the Hairy Maclary and Friends™ series have sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
Now, Hairy Maclary and his rapscallion gang are back in a series of interactive mobile apps set to delight a new generation of Hairy Maclary fans.
“The mobile app world has exploded. But with so many choices, parents are seeking quality content and a quality learning experience.”
In collaboration with Penguin Random House NZ, we’ve brought to life a series of 20 Hairy Maclary and Friends™ stories in our unique interactive format. Synchronised audio mimics a parent reading, words are spelt out, tunes play, tails wag, cats hiss …. and many educational moments are waiting for children to enjoy.
The 20 apps just released have also been updated to be compatible with latest operating systems and are now accessible on iPhones as well as iPads, adding to their relevance and accessibility.
Since the first Hairy Maclary app was created the mobile app world has exploded. But with so many choices available, parents are seeking quality content and a quality learning experience. The Hairy Maclary and Friends™ apps have been proven to provide both. We are very pleased to introduce them to a new generation.
The series is available on the App Store. The title Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Diary also includes options for Australia, New Zealand and USA sign language.