Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene ZionHarry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Harry The Dirty Dog

byGene ZionIllustratorMargaret Bloy Graham

Paperback | January 24, 2006

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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."

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.
Title:Harry The Dirty DogFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.1 inPublished:January 24, 2006Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006443009X

ISBN - 13:9780064430098

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I loved this book as a child - and so do my kids! Great classic!
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it My kids love this book as we can relate to it because of our dog :) cute book
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Harry the Dirty Dog I like this book but it hasn't aged all that well. Many have criticized that when Harry is white, he is lovable and when he is black and unrecognizable, his family disregard him. There are better books out there!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enduring classic I read this book when I was a kid and now I've read it to all my boys. Very fun - nice illustrations
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book for learning to read Definitely a good, fun story for children
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic #plumreview Every child should get the opportunity to meet Harry!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry the dog I bought this for my grandson's birthday in November. It's a wonderful book about a dog that doesn't want to take a bath. There's another Harry the dog book about a sweater that Harry gets as a gift. I remember these books from when my own sons were preschoolers. Great illustrations, a story with a message in it. Great fun!
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best children's book ever! Guaranteed crowd pleaser every time!. Every student (especially Kindergarten & Grade Ones), even the most reluctant readers love this book. Harry is absolutely lovable and the old style timeless illustrations are wonderful. Children keep on begging me to read this story over and over again. Once they have read "Harry the Dirty Dog", kids will become quickly get hooked to all the other Harry stories.
Date published: 2006-07-22

From Our Editors

"Harry, a shaggy white dog with black spots, hated baths so much that one day he buried the scrubbing brush in the backyard, ran away from home, and had a wonderful day. Drawings full of action and humor".--The Horn Book.

Editorial Reviews

“Another funny bone tickling charmer by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham that will make youngsters and their parents giggle.” (Kirkus Reviews)