Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion,
Pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham
Harper Collins, 1956

Harry hates taking a bath and so he buries his bath brush in the backyard. Then he sets off in an adventure around town, somehow managing to get so dirty that instead of looking like a white dog with black spots, he becomes a black dog with white spots. His family didn't recognize him when he returned home. He's forced to unearth the brush and beg for a bath before the family realizes he is their beloved Harry.

The last photo is my favorite. It's quite reminiscent of the last page of yesterday's book. Apparently all dog books need to have an illustration with a dog contentedly curled up on his bed.

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