The Dirty Little Boy

The Dirty Little Boy


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From the author of Goodnight Moon, this is the story of a very dirty little boy who tries to clean himself by imitating the bathing habits of animals. However, what works well for a bird, a pig, or a horse only makes a boy dirtier. In rhythmic prose accented by sly wit, this is an ideal read-aloud, illustrated with charming verve.·First published nearly 45 years ago, this classic story is now available as a picture book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761451808
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 2.40(w) x 4.24(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

May 23, 1910

Date of Death:

November 13, 1952

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Place of Death:

Nice, France


B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education

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Dirty Little Boy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
derbygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(easy) A little boy is dirty and asks his mom to give him a bath. The mother is busy with her chores and instructs him to go observe some animals to learn how to get himself clean. After watching and emulating a bird, a pig, a cat and a horse, the poor little boy is dirtier than ever. When the mother sees him , she gives him a bath. Little ones with potty humor will enjoy the picture of the little boy's "shiny hiney" at the end. I know my boys certainly giggled and made over it. The two things you could learn from this book (or at least start dialog on) is personal hygiene and the different ways animals bathe. I have to wonder though, what mother would send her kid out to watch animals bathe and tell him to copy the animals? Go figure, but at least she comes around in the end with smiles, kisses and bubbles!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The bold, overstated, colorful characters will certainly hold your child's attention while reading this book. In fact, it was the illustrator's strokes that made me want to quickly turn each page! I would recommend reading for ages 3-6.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to read to three and four year olds. They were captivated by the story and loved the bright colors of the illustrations.The book was very well done and we have all enjoyed it. The children ask me to read it everyday!! Great job! I highly recommend that you purchase this book to captivate the imagionation of all young children. Florida Mom