Harry the Dirty Dog

Harry the Dirty Dog

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by Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham
     
 

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Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything . . . except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar. By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a black dog with white spots. His family doesn't even recognize him!

Overview

Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything . . . except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar. By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a black dog with white spots. His family doesn't even recognize him!

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
Harry, a white dog with black spots, hates baths so much that when he hears his bathwater running he buries his scrub brush and runs away. Harry has a great time getting filthy in the dirt but soon is tired and hungry, He returns home, only to find his family doesn't recognize him, even after he performs all the tricks he knows. Finally, Harry tries a new trick-he begs for a bath, and once clean, is recognized at last.
New York Times
Harry is sure to be loved; especially by those pre-school children to whom dirt is an ever-delightful thing.
Publishers Weekly
Children's NOTES Good Reads, Reissued This summer, old and new favorites get a second run. Originally published in 1956, Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, illus. by Margaret Bloy Graham, chronicles the messy adventures of a runaway canine and his transformation "from a white dog with black spots to a black dog with white spots." Despite his showboating, his family doesn't recognize him until he's scrubbed clean. In this reissued edition, Graham has added splashes of color to some of her original pictures. ( June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the first Harry book is sure to become a favorite with a whole new generation of children. Harry is a most lovable black and white dog who has a whole range of adventures when he leaves his happy home in order to avoid getting a bath. He romps with the men repairing the street, in the railroad yard, and plays tag with other dogs. Each episode results in him getting dirtier and dirtier so that when he does return home, his family thinks he is a stray dog. Now Harry faces the task of getting his owners to recognize him as their pet. After several unsuccessful attempts, Harry digs up the scrubbing brush and takes it upstairs to the tub. The soapy bath reveals Harry to the family and he once again becomes "a white dog with black spots." Graham's newly drawn illustrations are perfectly attuned to the story and add greatly to its enjoyment. Children will want to hear and/or read this delightful tale again and again. It is recommended for first purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064430098
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
33,602
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
AD700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham have collaborated on several favorite stories about Harry: Harry by the Sea, Harry the Dirty Dog, and No Roses for Harry.

Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham have collaborated on several favorite stories about Harry: Harry by the Sea, Harry the Dirty Dog, and No Roses for Harry.

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Harry the Dirty Dog 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 reviews.
Spongebob-Cheese More than 1 year ago
I remember this when I was in Kindergarten. I'm eleven now, and its still great! Some of the things you can do for the Nook 'Read & Play' is that you put spots on a page, pop bubbles, play 'tag' with Harry, and a few more.Also, you can press Harry, and he'll do some sort of animation.
Vienna_mom More than 1 year ago
My daughters loved the Harry the Dirty Dog series so I was happy to see it offered as a read and play book for their Nooks. The story is exactly the same as the hard copy book. A few of the interactive features are cute, like when Harry digs in the dirt for his brush and when he slides down the coal shoot. Most, however, are dull. If you are looking for the interactive features, I would suggest the Sandra Boynton apps and the Laurie Berkner book. If you are looking for children's classic with a few cute features, though, I would recommend.
ezra0428 More than 1 year ago
The book is absolutely charming. My 3yr. old loves it. The voice reading the book is great, and the interaction for the child within the book makes it really fun. I wish they were all this great. Definitely worth the money. Keeps him entertained!
KnitKicky More than 1 year ago
Probably my very favorite book back in pre-school. Doesn't make adults want to stick their head into a blender either.... Love it!
lizy_G More than 1 year ago
Harry the Dirty Dog brings back memories of a happy childhood reading. Who can resist loveable Harry? As a teacher and an avid children's book reader, this book is at the top of my list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read my moms copy of this from the 60's. Love that they are exposing kids to good old books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute,fun,and great for little kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was a young boy, and I now read it to my son and daughter. My children enjoy this classic as much as I did as a child. I enjoy this book to this day. I will definitely read this to my grandchildren!
Charlie80 More than 1 year ago
I was read this book as a kid, and loved it! I'm thrilled to pass it on to my nephew! The illustrations are engaging, and there is great detail on every page to look at! Highly recommend this to your pre-school through first grade level child!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story its SO cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book with my sister she lloooved it she's 1 and i'm 8
KinderNana More than 1 year ago
This wonderful book is a classic. Harry doesn't want to take a bath and runs away. He has a great time but misses home. When he arrives, they don't recognize the dirty dog he has become. I teach kindergarten and the children always love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it as a child, now I read it to my 2 yr old.
Sane03 More than 1 year ago
This is very good for read aloud.. The story is very funny my son (5,5 years old) liked it a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great I think it is great for 4-5 year-olds Please give 5 stars Saves money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites from childhood. My granddaughter loves the interactive play. Some books have audio that can be difficult to hear, this one has clear, concise sound. A great addition to a child's library!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cute chuckle for younger children!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 2 1/2 to 6-year age group will love it, and even older children will enjoy the interaction feature. As an adult, one can appreciate entertaining children and smile at the "Dirty Harry" reference.
smg5775 5 months ago
Harry does not want a bath so he hides the scrub brush then goes out to play in the dirt. His family cannot recognize him. Now what does he do? This is a cute read! I looked for Harry on each page. Didn't always see him. Kids will have a ball as they follow Harry on his adventure. This is good for early readers and beginning readers.
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