"Slinky Malinki Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd. Brilliantly funny illustrated poem on a Christmas theme."

Review on Mums.net

"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

Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers

Lynley Dodd

‘Christmas was coming. Out came the tree, dressed up in finery, splendid to see. Trinkets and tinsel with baubles and bows, a mouse with a hat and a very red nose.’

It’s Christmas in Slinky Malinki’s house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree.

With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it’s too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree . . .

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 record your own voice, telling the story. 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