"My absolute favourite thing is that this is Hairy Maclary repackaged for the digital generation. Lynley Dodd's books have always been adored by kids and this book app means children can access the story via the iPad. I've always loved the rhyme, the rollicking rhythm and the gently humorous illustrations of the Hairy Maclary stories, and I was pleased to see the book app retains those features, while adding more."

The Book Chook review, Australia

Scarface Claw

Lynley Dodd

Big, bullying tom cat, Scarface Claw, Hairy Maclary’s arch-enemy, is at the centre of this story.

But like most bullies, Scarface turns out to be not quite as tough as he and the other animals think when he is scared by his own reflection.

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.

Now available on both Google Play and the App Store for phones and tablets.

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