Harry the Dirty Dog
Don’t miss Harry the Dirty Dog! This funny picture book about the strong-willed dog who really doesn’t want a bath stands the test of time. Harry is a white dog with black spots who absolutely, positively hates to take a bath. After a day of adventure, Harry gets so dirty that he no longer looks like a
Don’t miss Harry the Dirty Dog! This funny picture book about the strong-willed dog who really doesn’t want a bath stands the test of time.
Harry is a white dog with black spots who absolutely, positively hates to take a bath. After a day of adventure, Harry gets so dirty that he no longer looks like a white dog with black spots. Now he looks like a black dog with white spots!
Harry the Dirty Dog has become a classic, entertaining young readers for decades. Perfect for young fans of dogs…especially ones who also don’t always want a bath!
For more fun with Harry the Dirty Dog, don’t miss No Roses for Harry! and Harry and the Lady Next Door. As Children’s Books and Their Creators said about all three books: “There is a droll, seemingly effortless union of art and text in the Harry stories, a delicious mastery of everyday foolishness.”
“Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything, except getting a bath.” Taking matters into his own paws, he buries his family’s scrubbing brush in the backyard and runs away from home before they can wrangle him into the tub. Harry gets dirty playing in the street, dirtier at the railroad, and dirtier still playing tag with the other dogs. When sliding down the coal chute, he actually changes from a white dog with black spots to a black dog with white spots! Of course, by the time he gets home he is completely unrecognizable to his family–even when he does all his clever flip-flopping tricks. In a stroke of doggy genius, he unearths the bath brush, begs for a bath, and the rest is history. Youngsters will completely relate to the urge to rebel, the thrill of getting dirty, and, finally, the reassurance of family. Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham’s Harry the Dirty Dog, first published in 1956 and now rereleased with splashes of color added by the artist herself, is one of those picture books that children never forget. (Ages 3 to 8) –Karin Snelson
- Weight – 0.285
- Depth – 0.13
- Width – 8.00
- Height – 10.88