"They sniffed and they snuffled, they bustled around, and they saw WHAT was making the terrible sound."
Scarface Claw, the biggest cat in the neighbourhood, is out exploring when he gets stuck up a tree. His yowling is terrible - so terrible that it draws Hairy Maclary and all his friends from Donaldson's Dairy to investigate.
Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's bestselling children's author/illustrator and has an international following. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974 and has published over twenty brilliant stories about Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw and lots of other memorable characters. Lynley lives with her husband and cat in New Zealand.