HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Harry the Dirty Dog (1956)

by Gene Zion

Other authors: Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustrator)

Series: Harry the Dog - Zion

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3,7871133,336 (4.1)65
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.
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 65 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 113 (next | show all)
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.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 21, 2023 |
Month of January 2022: Young Reader’s Classics

Originally published in 1956.
READING LEVEL: 3.1 AR POINTS: 0.5

This is a book me and my two sisters had as children, about 1969 or 70, when I was learning to read…not sure if they ever read it. I remember reading it many times…practicing. I had totally forgotten about it until reading through a few of my cousin’s children’s books today.

I read it today, free on Internet Archive, link:

https://archive.org/details/harrydirtydog0000zion_i7q0 ( )
  MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
Cute little picture book in which a white dog with black spots who does not want a bath escapes for some very dirty adventures that result in him looking like a black dog with white spots. He's so dirty that his family doesn't recognize him! Finally, he brings them a scrub brush for a proper bath, they realize he's their dog, and they're all happily together again.

The book's a little dated--kids aren't going to know what a coal chute is and we don't have coal dust-spewing trains anymore. Still, a few props to the author for having a white dog with black spots becoming a black dog with white spots; it doesn't totally avoid the association of black with dirt and wrong, and white with clean and right, but at least it's not a total black-and-white situation (pun totally intended). ( )
  books-n-pickles | Mar 6, 2022 |
Lovely and perfect encouragement for a kid who needs a bath

A great length for an evening story, with cute, impressively detailed illustrations and a pleasant story. Afterwards my kid was much more excited about taking a bath. ( )
  wishanem | May 27, 2021 |
This is cute, and my kid loves it, but what's wrong with this family that they can't recognize their own darn dog because it's got some dirt on it? ( )
  g33kgrrl | Aug 8, 2019 |
Showing 1-5 of 113 (next | show all)

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gene Zionprimary authorall editionscalculated
Graham, Margaret BloyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything, except ... having a bath.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

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.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Current Discussions

None

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.1)
0.5
1 3
1.5 1
2 10
2.5 3
3 79
3.5 12
4 176
4.5 14
5 162

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 207,000,771 books! | Top bar: Always visible