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!
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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, chroniclesAug 30 2014 | Read Full Review of Harry the Dirty Dog
The backgrounds are gentle and blurry with but plenty of white space, drawing your children's eyes straight to Harry and his deeds, moving them along with the narrative, but with enough detail to make a story book as well as a picture book, suitable for for talking about long after the reading is...Nov 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry, a black-and-white spotted mutt with little short legs, a stubby tail, and an upturned nose, is surely one of the most appealing dogs in children's literature.Oct 06 1976 | Read Full Review of Harry the Dirty Dog
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