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Harry the Dirty Dog & More Terrific Tails (Scholastic Video Collection)


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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: New Video Group
  • DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A5A2F
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,189 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Three stories: Harry the Dirty Dog (by Gene Zion), Officer Buckle and Gloria (by Peggy Rathmann, narrated by John Lithgow), and Angus and the Ducks (by Marjorie Flack, narrated by Debby Boone)
  • Three full-length bonus stories: The Beast of Monsieur Racine (by Tomi Ungerer), 14 Rats and a Rat-Catcher (by James Cressey & illustrated by Tasmin Cole), John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat (by Jenny Wahner & illustrated by Ron Brooks)
  • Read-along

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

HARRY THE DIRTY DOG (Written by Gene Zion, Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, Music composed by Ernest V. Troost) Harry runs away before bath time. When he returns home covered in mud, his family doesn’t recognize him. How will they know who he really i

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HARRY THE DIRTY DOG (By Gene Zion, Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, Music composed by Ernest V. Troost) Harry runs away before bath time. When he returns home covered in mud, his family doesn’t recognize him. How will they know who he really is? OFFICER BUCKLE & GLORIA (Adapted from the Caldecott Honor Book, Written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann, Music composed by Ernest V. Troost, Narrated by John Lithgow) When Officer Buckle tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens--until he’s partnered with a police dog named Gloria, who has her own way of demonstrating safety tips. ANGUS AND THE DUCKS (Written and illustrated by Marjorie Flack, Music by Harry Manfredini, Adapted by Susan Osborn and Gary Templeton, Produced by Pat Sajak’s P.A.T. Productions, Narrated by Debby Boone) What’s making all the noise on the other side of the hedge? When the door to Angus’ house is left open, this curious pup gets his chance to find out. (Live action) DVD Features: 3 Full-Length Bonus Stories Exclusive to DVD: The Beast of Monsieur Racine by Tomi Ungerer, 14 Rats and a Rat-Catcher by James Cressey & Illustrated by Tasmin Cole, John Brown, Rose and The Midnight Cat by Jenny Wahner & Illustrated by Ron Brooks; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection

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Good family fun.
N. Rach
Research has shown that children who hear words and see them at the same time can improve their reading abilities--and this is a FUN way to do this!
devoted mom and graduate student
My daughter loves it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on September 5, 2003
Format: DVD
This DVD has three wonderful dog stories as well as three bonus stories.
Harry the Dirty Dog is about a small white dog with black spots. One day he get so dirty that he becomes a black dog with white spots and finally agrees to a bath. Nicely done and narrated. Very close to the original story.
Officer Buckle and Gloria is about a safety conscious police man who finally manages to get his message across with the help of the talented police dog Gloria. John Lithgow dos a great job with this one. The story includes a scene of Officer Buckle testing Gloria's training. Otherwise it is right on with the book.
Angus and the Ducks is about a curious Scottie who finally finds out what is making the quackity quack noises on the other side of the hedge. This one is live action and includes Angus with his siblings and being taken to his new home, walks in the park and other small differences from the original book.
The Beast of Monsieur Racine is about a champion pear-grower who finds a mysterious beast in his garden one night and stuns the scientific community. I am not familiar with the book but found the narration choppy and the animation crude.
14 Rats and a Rat-Catcher is a two-sided story about an old lady in her cottage and the rats that live underneath (or the rats' cottage and the horrible lady who lives above). Another book I am not familiar with but nicely done.
John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat is about an old lady, her jealous sheep dog and a cat that visits the garden at night. Another book I do not know. The animation was a series of stills (no actual movement anywhere in the story).
I bought this one as the three main stories are all favorites in the family.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By devoted mom and graduate student on May 26, 2004
Format: DVD
My son (just-turned-three) and I had just picked up Harry the Dirty Dog from the library when my mom purchased this video for us. It is a WONDERFUL, magical way to enhance the reading experience! The video animation is a direct copy of the book's illustrations--so it really feels like the illustrations have magically sprung to life. My son and I cuddled up in bed together with the book before bedtime, reading and watching simultaneously. My son LOVED it so much that we bought the other books featured on the video and have made this a regular bedtime ritual.
The narrations are first-rate and slowly paced so that you can easily read along and turn pages as you watch.
I highly recommend this and the other video (the one with Good Night Gorilla, which is just as excellent) to any parent or educator in search of a way to enhance and enrich a child's reading experience. Research has shown that children who hear words and see them at the same time can improve their reading abilities--and this is a FUN way to do this!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bradford A. Patrick on August 10, 2009
Format: DVD
This DVD is a read-along, gently animated package with six stories: two are Harry the Dirty Dog stories, but the surprise discoveries were a great Canadian-produced story "I want a dog" about a girl named May who wants a dog more than anything and the lengths she will go to in order to convince her parents, and "Dot the Fire Dog" about a dalmatian and fire safety. Just enthralling for my 3.5 y.o.

Bottom line: Come for the Harry the Dirty Dog, stay for the rest!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandra on February 23, 2007
Format: DVD
This gift for my five (5) year old granddaughter was a hit. She has watched it several times and loves it just as much each time. I would recommend it to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Taylor on February 20, 2008
Format: DVD
My three year old loves the book "Harry the Dirty Dog", so I thought he might like this dvd. What a surprise and joy it was to find this! The stories are faithful to the books they are based on, the animation is wonderful, and best of all, there is MINIMAL advertising at the start of the disc!! There is only one very brief "ad" you are forced to watch and that is simply an ad for the product you are already watching, the scholastic video series. What a relief after other kids fare, where I have to fast forward, or skip over 10 to 20 minutes of movie trailers, advertisements, and other junk. Plus, I love that these are just based on good books (that you can go find at the library together) and there are no product tie-ins etc. (well, except for the books themselves, but they're certainly not actively marketed or anything). You are not going to watch these and then have the kid whining at the store for the Harry the dog licensed character toy/snack food/etc.
I'm so happy to have found these and plan to buy more from the series.
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By Janet Fraidstern on July 7, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It was a replacement for a one stepped on. A favorite!
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By Trisha C. Fronczek on November 19, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great dog story. Great price and shipped quickly. These books are a great series. Daughter loves them. Have not used with books b/c too young but plan as she gets older.
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