Harry the Dirty Dog
by Gene Zion Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
Reviewed by K.P. (age 7)
K.P. is a student in Mrs. King and Miss Holzer's 2nd Grade Class
The story is about a dog who does not want to take a bath. When he hears the water running Harry grabs the scrubbing brush and buries it in the backyard. Then he runs away and he plays outside. He sees all kinds of places. He gets so dirty he turns into a black dog with white spots instead of white with black spots. Then he goes home and tries to tell his family that it is him but they do not recognize him. Harry walks away and digs in the dirt to find the scrubbing brush. He jumps into the bathtub and his family sees that it's Harry. Later, Harry goes to sleep and does not feel the scrubbing brush under his pillow.
There is a lesson to be learned. If you do not like something, do not run away. Instead, try your best to handle it. My favorite part is when he did a lot of tricks. The story reminds me of my cat. She never likes to take a bath. People should read this book because it is funny. I would recommend it to everyone. My favorite character is Harry because he is very active.