The immensely popular Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is now available as an interactive KIWA Book with wonderful narration by David Tennant (Doctor Who). It has also had video narration in 3 sign languages; NZSL, AUSLAN & ASL
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.
It was thirty years ago that a small black dog stepped out of the imagination of author and illustrator Lynley Dodd and onto the pages of a picture book. This book, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, is now famous the world over and the 20 titles in the Hairy Maclary and friends series have now sold more than six million copies worldwide.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy combines simple narrative storytelling with virtuoso use of rhythm and rhyme, and Dodd’s gentle but energetic watercolour illustrations depict characters that are as well loved as they are mischievous.
• Tap the language button to view the new "Australian sign language" feature.
• Swipe-to-Read™ the words to hear and playback the story at your own pace.
• Touch-to-Hear™ individual words spoken.
• Touch-to-Spell™ to hear the letters that spell each and every word.
• Auto Play to enjoy the narration.
• Use the My Narration function to read and record the story yourself and customize your book.
• Paint mode can be used on each story page!
• Paint has a paint palette, brush width, move and zoom, and undo abilities!
• Tap the paint palette icon and tap a color to change the paint color!
• Tap the brush palette icon and change the slider to change the brush size!
This KIWA Book includes the narration, text, and user interface in this language:
UK English narrated by David Tennant (Doctor Who)
AUSLAN (Australian Sign) signed by Alex Jones
ASL (American Sign) signed by Alex Jones
NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) signed by Josje Lelijveld
© & ™ Hairy Maclary and Friends, Lynley Dodd, 2010
licensed by Penguin Group (NZ)
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Ratings and Reviews
Narrated by David Tennant
"Narrated by David Tennant (oh, that's me)"
A great wee digital book.
My 15month old loves this. While David Tennant (or I) am reading the book, she can tap the dogs to hear the different barks, or the cat's yowl - and she will even bark along with them.
The ability to play the entire book, or each word as it is clicked on, adds a good level of diversity, allowing each word to be 'read' and sounded out. She's a bit young for that feature yet, but I can see it being useful as she gets older.
The "coloring book" feature is also popular with my girl.
Overall, this QBook is a bit spendy - but I have found it to be good value for money.
My kids love the book, we read it often. This app is really no more than the book with audio. No point buying if you already own the book, as the app adds very little. Incredibly disappointed when you consider the price..... Buy the book and make up your own dodgy Scottish accent, better value
- KIWA International Ltd
- 257.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Lynley Dodd, 2006 & © 2018 Kiwa Digital
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.