Harry The Dirty Dog (Red Fox Picture Books) Paperback – 15 Oct 1992
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"Another funny bone tickling charmer by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham that will make youngsters and their parents giggle.""-- The Kirkus Reviews""Harry is sure to be loved; especially by those pre-school children to whomdirt is an ever-delightful thing.""-- The New York Times" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The perfect recipe for children's picture book classic - a mischievous mutt and bathtime.See all Product Description
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The only thing to be aware of in purchasing this particular item is that the book itself is a tiny edition. I realized this when I opened my package from Amazon. It's perfect for travelling or carrying in your purse, but if you are thinking of giving it as a gift you will seem like a cheapskate.
Children will delight in these magical and wonderful pictures of simple interpretation of dogs, animals and people. The board book, though smaller than your average, is of exceptional quality!
Just look at the faces on those characters as they look at the little dog - Harry is just SOOO cute! :-)
Harry is a mischievous black and white dog with a number of titles that cover his antics - with great phrases that will stick with you for life 'a white dog with black spots or a black dog with white spots'. Great fun
Harry is a little white dog with black spots. He lives with a family and runs away from home in order to avoid the inevitable 'bath'. While away he has a dogtastic time but has now changed into a black dog with white spots. Upon his return, no one recognises him. He takes matters into his own paws and resorts to an unthinkable drastic measure!
This board book edition is super sturdy. The cover has a lovely gloss finish and the internal pages a lovely silky finish. I have no doubt all would cope with a damp cloth if the need arose.
Height 7 ½ " 19 cm
Width 5 ½ " 14 cm
Depth 3/4 " 2 cm
My little one enjoys both snuggling up to have this read and exploring the pages quietly alone. This will be an ideal paired reading book and in time solo reading. A superb purchase and lovely addition to our book shelf. We most highly recommend.
Gorgeous illustrations and a lovely tale of the joys and peril that ensues when a little dog wants to avoid bathtime.
Lovely condition for a second hand book too.
From the 1950s, Harry is a white dog with black spots who doesn't like baths. He buries the scrubbing brush, then escapes out of his back garden and goes exploring through the town. Lots of industrial scenes of Harry getting covered in coal dust, soot, smoke and mud, and my son enjoyed trying to find him in each grimy picture, while admiring the cranes, trains, trucks and pipes. Harry turns into a black dog with white spots, and when he goes back home, his family don't recognise him. What will Harry do?
Absolute classic picture book.
Like all good children's stories, the plot is simple enough. Harry is a white dog with black spots. Like every other dog on the planet (and quite a few small children), he loves getting dirty but hates having a bath. One day Harry tries to put an end to bathing once and for all, but soon learns that there are consequences to his actions!
Harry is a marvellous character for toddlers to identify with as, like them, he is loveable but often mischievous. Margaret Bloy Graham's brilliant illustrations really breathe life into him; the scenes where he is trying to persuade the family that he really is their dog are full of emotion. Gene Zion's narrative is well-written, and even though most adults will guess the ending before it arrives, it's entertaining to read.
I'm awarding 'Harry the Dirty Dog' top marks as a great tale to share with young children. If this is your first encounter with Harry, then do look out for his other adventures - 'No Roses For Harry (Red Fox picture books)' and 'Harry By The Sea (Red Fox picture books)' - too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really cute story and good for the baby to turn the page by themselves. I do enjoy the 'vintage' images.Published 2 months ago by Gloo_gloo
My fave book as a child, still love it and would highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Angela Finn
A real classic and beautifully illustrated. My children love it and it's a go to gift for our family too.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fabulous book! A great read... shows how to get dirty and how to get clean... wish there were more books like this.Published 12 months ago by E
One of my favourite books from childhood. Still as good as it ever was. (Looks more dated now though..)Published 13 months ago by S. Lake
I loved this book when I was a child, my daughters loved it and now my friends little boy loves it. It's stood the test of time. I thoroughly recommend it :-)Published 15 months ago by TooHappy:)
Rememberd from being a child many years a go,my 4 year old loves this!Published 16 months ago by caroline