"The Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy app is an accurate reproduction of the original printed book and has long been considered a favourite amongst children, parents and educators as a quality children’s book. The app has the added value of many digital affordances that I believe enhance the opportunities for reader engagement, motivation and access."

Rachel Thomason, Goodreads

“This is probably one of the best apps I have ever downloaded! The fact it has the NZSL interpretation is fantastic and my son, who is deaf, loves it! Thank you!!"

Review on App Store

“I am a teacher and work with a child who is profoundly deaf. The addition of AUSLAN sign language in this story has delighted my entire class as we are learning to sign together.”

Teacher – Methodist Ladies' College, Victoria, Australia

"A really fun story, really distinctive characters, the spoken narration sounds great and the signed narration (at least in ASL, what I'm learning) is really entertaining. I especially love Scarface Claw's hiss!

Review on Google Play

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Lynley Dodd

This story is part of the world-famous New Zealand children’s book series.

It combines simple narrative storytelling with virtuoso use of rhythm and rhyme, and Lynley Dodd’s gentle but energetic watercolour illustrations depict characters that are as well loved as they are mischievous.

The story is narrated by David Tennant – famous for his role in Dr. Who – but the format also allows users to record their own version.

The story also features New Zealand, Australian and American Sign Language options.

Now available on both Google Play and the App Store.

  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Record your narration
  • Colour in the illustrations
  • Character animation
  • Sign language