Harry the Dirty Dog
This book also came up in the comments several posts ago and it is one my boys received from a good friend when they were born. (One of several classics she gifted them, writing a sweet message to them in each one. I just love books as gifts!)
This is the story of Harry, a dog with many tricks who hates his bath. He hates it so much that he buries his scrub brush in the yard and runs away! He gets so dirty on his romp about the town that he turns from a white dog with black spots into a black dog with white spots. When he goes home, his family doesn't recognize him!
Of all things, he has to ask for a bath!
I love reading this story with preschoolers because they just
knowing that the dog is really Harry when the family hasn't yet figured it out. This is a fun family book; a timeless classic. Timeless, indeed...it was first published in 1956!
Have any of you read
Harry by the Sea
? We haven't read it but I'm adding it to our library list!
Ask for this book at your library or order online!