Author(s): Lynley Dodd
"A deliciously funny tale about Noah's SECOND ark, from the bestselling author of the Hairy Maclary and Friends series. 'Sam,' he said kindly, 'you've nothing to do and I really need help with this two-by-two zoo. My problems are solved if you're quick off the mark - you can take all the rest in my second-best Ark.' Noah's Ark is jam-packed but there's still an enormous queue of animals waiting to board. So Noah asks his friend Sam Jam Balu to take the other ark ...But is Sam Jam Balu ready for the hip-hopping hippos, burrowing flumps and candy-striped camels with comical humps?"
"Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'"