Author(s): Lynley Dodd
Schnitzel von Krumm gets underfoot during his family's holiday packing and they accidentally leave him behind! Another hilarious adventure in Lynley Dodd's Hairy Maclary and Friends series. 'We're all in a hurry, we MUST get away so Schnitzel von Krumm - PLEASE - keep out of the way!'Schnitzel von Krumm's family is packing to go on holiday. The little dog meddles and snoops and gets underfoot until everyone is driven mad. At last the car is packed; seatbelts are fastened and they all set off. But when they've driven far out of town they stop and realise their horrible mistake. Schnitzel has been left behind! Back at home, poor Schnitzel is howling. Who will come to his rescue?'A child's best introduction to books' - The Times
Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'