This is a nicely illustrated book with full-page illustrations. With patterned rhymes, plenty of repetition and simple plot make it great for young children.
"Hairy Maclary from Donaldsons Diary series – by Lynley Dodd (from NZ). About a dog and his doggy friends and cat nemesis. For younger kids. Stories are a bit rhyming sort and it’s really quite loads of fun (not too wordy). "
"Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.
But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man desperately wants to get home to be with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home! "