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Harry the Dirty Dog Board Book Board book – January 24, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
Gene Zion wrote the book and his first wife Margaret Bloy Graham, a Caldecott Honor winner, did the illustrations. This was a wonderful collaboration and one of many these two talented individuals turned out over the years.
It should also be noted that this book spawned several others featuring Harry the Dog and these books have been the favorites of many over the years. (See below)
"Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything...except baths."
Now harry is a rather bright dog, as most dogs are, and one day, when he was getting a bit dirty, and realizes that his owners are preparing the dreaded bath! Oh no! Harry will do just about anything to get out of a bath so he steals the scrub brush, buries it in the backyard and takes off.
All day, Harry has an adventure followed by more adventures; dog tag with other dogs, playing in the street and at the railroad yard, and eventually even takes a slide down a coal chute. The key here is that as the day progresses Harry get dirtier and dirtier! As a matter of fact, rather than being a white dog with black spots, he is now a rather black dog with white spots...sort of. Harry is filthy.
Upon his return home he finds that his little escapade has changed his appearance so much that his own beloved family does not even recognize him. What to do, what to do? He performs all of his very clever flip-flop tricks to no avail.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 3 year old loves this book. It is cute and engaging. Good reading material for little ones learning their sight words.Published 12 days ago by sdriggs
Always a favorite! This book came in good condition and will be a part of a kindergarten library my god child and new teacher is establishing.Published 14 days ago by Rise' Davis
We love this book. My 4 year ok daughter lights up as we near the ending and you can see the anticipation on her face. Read morePublished 28 days ago by newmama1
Adorable story for the animal lovers in the house. Kids keep bringing it back to read and talk about it often.Published 1 month ago by asIseeit
My kids loved it and I try to get it and several favorites for espectant momsPublished 1 month ago by Scottie Burnett