Slinky Malinki, Early Bird by Lynley Dodd, Penguin NZ
Preschoolers love stories about animals behaving badly, so this is bound to be a winner for most families – and especially for those who are already Slinky Malinki fans (me!). In her usual impeccable rhyming verse, Lynley Dodd shows us the naughty black cat waking up his family very early in the morning. After being yelled at, purred at, pounced on, and whisker-tickled, they are driven from their beds – and then the black devil slinks into his favourite human bed and goes to sleep! Good old Slinky Malinki.
ISBN 978 0 143 50546 4 RRP $24.99 Hb