Author(s): Lynley Dodd
Children will love counting the animals in this much-loved story from Lynley Dodd.
squealed the warthog,
He chased them away . . .
they all sneaked back.
It's a hot day and bossy old warthog is thirsty. But so are the other animals. Will there be enough water for them all? Warthog doesn't think so . . . and maybe he's right.
Dame Lynley Dodd is the author and illustrator of the much-loved Hairy Maclary and Friends series, as well as numerous other best-selling children's stories. She published Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy in 1983 and has gone on to write and illustrate a further 20 stories in the series, including stories based around some of Hairy Maclary's canine friends and feline foes - Slinky Malinki, Schnitzel von Krumm, Scarface Claw, and a duckling called Zachary Quack. Lynley lives in Tauranga, New Zealand. When asked which of her books she most enjoyed working on, she replied, "I really enjoyed doing the illustrating for books like Find Me a Tiger, The Other Ark, Sniff-Snuff-Snap! and The Dudgeon is Coming because there was more scope for imagination in the different animals and settings, as well as things like animal camouflage to explore.