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Harry the Dirty Dog Paperback – January 24, 2006
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Harry is an adorable white dog with black spots (as is repeated throughout all of the Harry books)... and he's always getting dirty. His entire family loves him and he loves them right back. Even when he's dirty, Harry is still family... which makes a great parable for parents explaining to their children that while they may not be happy when their kids mess up, they are still loved nonetheless.
The illustrations of this happy dog frolicking around are absolutely precious. The story is endearing and I have my copy sitting on my coffee table.
The book is about a dog who does not want to take a bath, so instead he runs out the door and finds mischief while playing around in town. He starts to get hungry and lonely and finds his way back home, but the family doesn't recognize him because he's so dirty. He used to be a white dog with black spots, but now he's a black dog with white spots.
This is a classic children's book and one that I'm so glad we have in our home library. It's really a must. The size is just right and the book is quite sturdy for the adventurous toddler grip.
We even found the companion DVD and I'm amazed at how the animation only enhances the story, not over powers it. It's animation style is a direct link to the book. We love it!
Harry the Dirty Dog... and More Playful Puppy Stories (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
I have a very dirty dog at home who is in desperate need of a "fur cut". He reminds me of Harry because he's completely unrecognizable. However, no matter how furry he gets, we'll still love him, just like Harry's owners love him!
Harry the Dirty Dog is a timeless classic for children (and their parents). Such a simple story: - a white dog with black spots becomes a black dog with white spots after a day's romp, followed by a temporary identity crisis.
Harry is one of those children's books where the story and the pictures mesh perfectly. The home-life and street scenes that Harry experiences are straight form the wholesome 1950's. Springtime daffodils are everywhere. In fact the green and golden colors are the only two colors that were on the illustrators palette. The pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham are at least half the charm of the book.
The drawings of Harry's family, their house and neighbourhood couldn't be simpler. The magic of this drawing style shines through when you see how she has captured the smiles and gasps on their faces.
All dog lovers know how dogs can smile. After Harry's homecoming, his bath (and hard scrub), and dinner we see Harry with the biggest doggy smile, you have ever seen.
This book will sure to be around and enjoyed by children for another 50 years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy, fun reader. It will be useful to reinforce knowledge of sequencing and other language concepts. A good book to add to your K- 5 instructional library.Published 4 hours ago by john p
Great kids book from my youth. Happy to still see these older titles out there.Published 25 days ago by western_goodies
My son loved this for a while, but then moved on to other things. Dog doesn't like baths, gets dirty, family doesn't recognize him, gets clean. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a fun story. Even though I'm too old for it I still like to keep it around.Published 1 month ago by Katherine
purchased for a "Granny Library" due to having book as a child. Can't wait for grandkids to like the book as much as I did as a child!Published 1 month ago by Lena Gambill
This story I once read in school, and found it delightful. I purchased it as a keepsake. I know that my younger friends will enjoy it as much as I have.Published 1 month ago by Alan Grotkiewicz