"This is a delightful book with a classic story, engaging and enjoyable for both kids and their parents, with lots of great details in the illustrations that animal lovers, in particular, will appreciate. The educational enhancements are also superb, making this an app perfect for young readers or even pre-readers.

Digital Storytime review

Hairy Maclary, Scattercat

Lynley Dodd

“Hairy Maclary felt bumptious and bustly, bossy and bouncy and frisky and hustly”.

Hairy Maclary, everyone’s favourite dog, is busy chasing and hustling all the neighbourhood cats from Slinky Malinki to Pimpernel Pugh.

But when he comes face to face with Scarface Claw, the toughest tomcat in town, it’s Hairy Maclary’s turn to be bustled, rustled and hustled!

Run your fingers over the text to hear the story and touch any word to hear and see it spoken and spelt. You can even colour in pages of the story and record your own voice.

Hear the barking dogs and the ferocious yowl of Scarface Claw, all part of the interactive experience, giving children and parents’ hours of fun.

This is not only a marvellous story, but a superb aid for early learning and literacy development.


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