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From the creator of Hairy Maclary comes a new series starring a rascally cat named Slinky Malinki. What was he up to? At night, to be brief, Slinky Malinki turned into a THIEF. But by morning, Slinky comes to realize that crime doesnt pay.This story spins off a character first introduced in HAIRY MACLARY SCATTERCAT. Previously available in the U.S. only in library binding.From the creator of Hairy Maclary comes a new series starring a rascally cat named Slinky Malinki. “What was he up to? At night, to be brief, Slinky Malinki turned into a THIEF.” But by morning, Slinky comes to realize that crime doesn’t pay.This story spins off a character first introduced in HAIRY MACLARY SCATTERCAT. Previously available in the U.S. only in library binding....

Title : Slinky Malinki
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ISBN : 9780670913510
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Slinky Malinki Reviews

  • Andrew
    2019-03-07 13:50

    ‘Slinky Malinki was blacker than black a stalking and lurking adventurous cat.’ A great opening to an excellent rhyming story about a mischievous cat who spends the night ‘pilfering and pillaging’ from houses in the neighbourhood. What I particularly like about this story is the use of language where everyday items like glue, pens and teddy bears are rhymed into a story and wrapped up with words that are unfamiliar or unusual but their meanings can be extracted, as quite often several words are used to describe an action. The illustrations are detailed and give the reader visual clues to the text and also display emotions and feelings particularly at the end of the story when you can’t help but feel a bit sorry for Slinky.There is a chorus and key words and phrases that could be good for class participation. The book is fun, quite short, and the ending comes around slightly abruptly, but a great read none the less.

  • Jamie
    2019-03-14 06:43

    This was a fun read. Slinky Malinki is an adorable cat. by day is is fun and playful and at night his naughty, mischievous side appears and boy does this cause trouble!I can just see a cat doing what he pulls in this book! It got quite the laugh out of me and the kids. if you have ever had a cat with a sneaky side, you can easily relate to this book to some degree. The drawings are good and engaging. My biggest problem is with what the cat takes. It just doesn't fit. I wish different items were chosen in place of a few of these. Some seemed random others too heavy for a cat. That and I don't see a cat changing it's ways so easily and neither did the kids. Otherwise, well done!

  • Marita Hansen
    2019-03-04 10:54

    Probably my favourite out of Lynley Dodd's books for kids.

  • Stacy Slater
    2019-03-05 13:39

    Slinky Malinki may be "cheeky and cheerful," but he's a feline leading a double life. By night he turns into a thief, prowling the neighborhood for an odd assortment of goods. With words like "pilfering" and "rapscallion" embedded into the rhyming story, this is a great book for vocabulary development for preschool through grade 2. The list of stolen items drags on a bit, and some of the rhymes are a little forced, but overall this is a romping, rollicking tale.

  • Martin Carberry
    2019-02-26 07:56

    “Slinky Malinkiwas blacker than black,a stalking and lurkingadventurous cat.”Told in rhyme, this is the story of Slinky Malinki, a cheeky and friendly cat by day, a master pilferer by night. Children will learn about rhythm and rhyme as they follow the hilarious antics of this rapscallion cat. The rich vocabulary of this book broadens its spectrum making it accessible to a larger audience. The hilarious illustrations will charm its audience. This book is entertaining and interactive with plenty of repetition to anticipate and join in with. Slinky Malinki tells the story of a mischievous cat who by the end of the book decides against answering the call of the moon learns to keep out of trouble and stay home instead. Children are encouraged to participate and use skills of prediction when listening to Slinky Malinki, engaging with its rhythmic rhyming text. There is a wealth of grammatical issues including simile and onomatopoeia. Slinky Malinki also aids in an exploration concepts such as nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs

  • Ivan
    2019-03-11 07:58

    I must say that i love rhyming books! not only do they amuse children but more laughter is created when a verse ends with a rhyming word they weren't expecting to hear. The rhymes flow in a vividly manner bringing the story to life. The art does a very good job of showing what the characters and settings look like and offer a satisfying ending for the mischievous and thiefing cat. It has since become not only one of my favourite books to read but a vast majority of my current Year 3 class. Perfect for reading at the end of a hard day!

  • Mathew
    2019-02-25 06:54

    Even better than Hairy Maclary. Recommended for the lovely sense of rhythm but also the rich language that Dodd doesn't shy away from. Favourite line: 'A tatty old sneaker, a smelly old sock and Jennifer Turkington's pottery smock'

  • Susan
    2019-03-12 13:47

    This is a cute book. The rhythms and rhymes are enjoyable, and I think will charm a child. The illustrations are great. The author obviously has a good imagination and sense of humour, as well as the ability to translate them to a lovely book.

  • Sarah Newman
    2019-02-26 10:01

    Was given this for my daughter. Having read a lot of poorly scanning children's books, it was a real joy to find one that read so nicely. Fun story - I don't recall reading this one as a child. I'm sure I'll be able to recite this in a month or so :)

  • Andrea
    2019-02-24 05:56

    fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

  • Amanda
    2019-02-25 10:52

    Genre- FictionAwards Won- NoneIllustrations- The pictures are fun because you get to see all the things that Slinky Malinki steals and you watch his stash grow and grow. Summary- Slinky Malinki is a good cat but at night he steals things from other people; he has taken a glove, toys, food, etc.! Finally his owners find his stash of goodies when he gets all tangled up in his stolen goods. Slinky Malinki has to give all of his items back and learned to never take things again. My view- This has a good moral to the story that could lead to a deeper discussion within the class about what it is to take something that isn't yours and why that is wrong.

  • Zaz
    2019-03-06 08:35

    The text was well done and I liked the beginning of the story. The list of items wasn't really fun to read and I found that the story went nowhere interesting. The art was ok and did well in showing the cat's expressions.

  • Julie
    2019-03-08 07:56

    I loved reading about this "rapscallion cat" and his naughty nightime adventures! This book just has to be read aloud no matter your age or audience or lack thereof! The rhyming language is truly delightful and the tone of the book is whimsical and fun.

  • Kerri Selby
    2019-03-13 10:34

    Love this book, in fact I think I enjoyed more than my 4 year old!Slinky Malinki is a very naughty cat, in fact he portrays just how much cats are a law to themselves, and extra special A**eholes 😂 The rhyming words really help the story to flow at a lovely pace.

  • Kaylee
    2019-03-10 07:58

    I was introduced to the Slinky Malinki books in my Early Childhood Education class. They are about a cat who is a thief. It is very cute and funny story of the cat's antics and the outcome.

  • Dane Divine
    2019-03-11 08:35

    I loved reading this to my daughter. I still know it off by heart 15 years later.

  • Timm Holmes
    2019-02-24 08:50

    Lyrical in its execution, it is just so much fun to read to our sons. It's a staple bedtime story in our home!

  • KaylaAnn
    2019-03-02 11:43

    excellent; can be read as a stand-alone

  • Bec
    2019-03-16 09:52

    such a naughty cat!

  • Nicola
    2019-03-19 09:44

    Miss 2 loves it. She points to the window that he's going to climb into so that he can be naughty and steal the sausages.

  • Judy Ford
    2019-02-21 05:42

    Delightful!Grandchildren and grandnieces and nephews are giving me the opportunity to enjoy Lynley Dodd's delightful picture books all over again!

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-15 11:48

    We have really enjoyed these so far.

  • Rachelle
    2019-02-17 12:42

    I really like the poetic way Lynley has written this book. It is such a pleasure to read this book because the flow is phenomenal. I love the story and even though some of the words are quite tricky for some readers, it exposes them to these words in a way that they will still understand the story. Fantastic job.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-12 07:57

    Wonderfully charming rhyming book about a cat who steals items in the night. I was amazed by the rhyming prowess of the book and its high vocabulary for such young readers. I feel it would a great exercise in inference and vocabulary development.

  • Keri Payton
    2019-03-16 08:03

    (From my blog: Quill Café)In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I borrowed this book. The opinions expressed are mine and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the author or publisher.At night, the otherwise tame Slinky Malinki turns into a master thief. How long can he continue his capers before he is caught?A book about a cat who nicks off with stolen goods is a plausible premise, as those who have had cats in their lives will know. I've heard stories of felines who have opened a neighbour's back door to pinch their dinner, to cats who take lingerie off of clotheslines. Slinky Malinki's mischievous nature pays homage to them all.Lynley Dodd is an author whose books I grew up with, particularly 'Hairy Maclary' and 'A Dragon in a Wagon.' She has a signature rhythmic style which makes her stories a pleasure to read aloud. There is a sort of lyrical bounce to her writing and she is very clever with her wording. Things like "rascally night" and "rapscallion cat" help to set the mood for Slinky Malinki's nighttime ventures.The illustrations are lovely and lively. Dodd perfectly captures the setting of the story, whether Slinky Malinki is rolling around in autumn leaves or prowling in the moonlight. They really help to pull the reader into the story. It is great for young readers who are discovering the vibrancy that words can wield.

  • Susan
    2019-03-05 08:46

    I did a spate of cat books during October - autumn plus cats seems to be a good Halloween build-up for storytimes at the library, and this one was a particularly good find. Malinki, a lithe and mysterious looking black cat (well, gee, aren't they all?), slinks around the neighborhood and collects random items to add to his stash on the porch. Inevitably, his thievery catches up with him - but in a most benign way that children responded well to... (spoiler: he gets a scolding from his family, returns all items, and mends his way, sort of...). What is most delicious is the art: witchy and winsome, tranforming a regular old house and neighborhood with a wave of a cat's tail, into something one shade closer to magical.

  • Sophie Love Heart
    2019-02-28 08:37

    Seven year old: "In the morning he was nice, but at night he was as wicked as can be. I liked when the cat kept stealing more and more, every night. I liked that the pictures looked so real. I also liked that Slinky was black and that they used his tail as the L in the title. There was nothing that I didn't like."Mom: I enjoyed the rhyme, both because it sounded nice and because it was fun to read out loud. I did think a few words, like rapscallion, were too big for a beginner reader. Of course not all readers will be. The pictures are attractive and complex enough to keep my seven-year-old interested for longer than a glance. There was a light moral to the story, as Slinky found himself in a bit of trouble in the end. All in all, a success. We'll be reading it again.

  • Christina
    2019-02-23 10:56

    Lynley Dodd books are a big hit in our house. We (my children) can read them over and over and over! A friend gave us our first Lynley Dodd books when Caysen was just a baby. I had not heard of them but loved them straight away. Maybe because I'm from New Zealand and so is the Author? The story is catchy and you start to read with a kind of rhythm, it rhymes too. I had a hard time finding these at local libraries until we moved and I managed to find a couple copies of books we didn't own at the new town we moved to. Finally got my parents to buy a set on their next trip back to New Zealand. It's kept with our 'special' kids book (up high out of reach unless supervised), but we pull them out often.

  • (F.O.P.) Friend of Pixie
    2019-03-18 13:37

    Slinky Malinki is a "cheeky and cheerful" black cat with a kinked tail, but he's also a thief. During the night, he steals a wide assortment of things from people's house: "A tatty old sneaker, a smelly old sock, and Jennifer Turkington's pottery smock." A short, rhyming paperback that got quite a few laughs from Logan. The ilustrations are full of personality. I wish we'd found these books a few years ago, as they are a bit young for him now. But when he learns to read, they might work wonderfully. By the same author who wrote the popular "Hairy Maclary" books about a dog. Update: L read this aloud 1/15. Some longer words. Needed a little help, but not as much as I expected!

  • Robert Beveridge
    2019-03-13 09:01

    Lynley Dodd, Slinky Malinki (Gareth Stevens Books, 1991)Fun little book about a black cat who by day is a mild-mannered house pet, but my night turns into a thief. Of course, this being a book for preschoolers, there's an object lesson to be had here when Slinky Malinki unthinkingly steals the wrong combination of objects and ends up in a sticky situation he can't get out of without his owners discovering him, but it's all done with a gentle humor and an implied poke in the ribs. Good stuff, this, and I won't deny I was pleased to find out there were more books featuring Slinky Malinki; I'll be checking them out soon. *** ½