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Harry, the dirty dog / by Gene Zion ; pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham.

By: Zion, Gene.
Contributor(s): Graham, Margaret Bloy [illustrator.] | Harper & Brothers [pbl].
Material type: TextTextDescription: [32] pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 006443009X (pbk.); 9780064430098 (pbk.); 9780060268657; 0060268654; 1555929133; 9781555929138.Subject(s): Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Play -- Juvenile fiction | Storytelling -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.Z66 | HapJP
Production Credits: Music composed by Ernest V. Troost.
Narrated by Bruce Johnson.Summary: When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots. 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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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Z795H (Browse shelf) Available 0000100968098

Music composed by Ernest V. Troost.

Narrated by Bruce Johnson.

When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots. 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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PreS-Gr 2--In order to avoid a bath, Harry the dog hides the scrubbing brush and runs away from home. The canine enjoys a series of entertaining adventures that add to his griminess before he heads back home hungry and lonely. He's so dirty that his own family doesn't recognize him, so he must do the unthinkable and beg for a bath. Through the bubbles, he is identified and the story ends on a comfortable note with Harry curled up on his bed. Based on Gene Zion's charming book (HarperCollins, 1956), this DVD includes both the English and the Spanish versions with subtitles. Harry, brought to life with a delightful wagging tail and a short, happy bark, frolics through Margaret Bloy Graham's illustrations. Both the English and the Spanish narrations are well paced and entertaining. There is one minor flaw in the synchronization of dad's lips during the Spanish language presentation. Some characters have been updated from the original book illustrations to provide racial diversity. The jazzy soundtrack and fun sound effects help bring this classic tale to life.--Heather Acerro, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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