Harry the Dirty Dog: Gene Zion

Harry the Dirty Dog

Author: Gene Zion
Illustrator: Margaret Bloy Graham
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Year: 1956
Brief Summary: After a day of adventures, Harry, a white dog with black spots, turned into a black dog with white spots.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

 Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
  • Write about a day where you had the same kind of fun as Harry did. Do you like playing in the dirt/mud?  Why or why not?
  • Give kids templates of Harry and have them color him in.
  • Have kids draw a timeline of Harry’s day.

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Language arts
  • Math – timelines
  • Art

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at:  Thrasher Elementary Library

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