Thursday, November 10, 2011

Harry the Dirty Dog

Harry The Dirty Dog
Author: Gene Zion
Illustrator: Margaret Bloy Graham
AudioCd Published by: HarperCollins Publishers
Ages: 3 to 8 years
Genre: Childrens Fiction

Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything...except baths.  So one day before bath time, Harry runs away.  He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar.  By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a Black dog with white spots.  His Family doesn't even recognize him!

"Another Funny-bone tickling charmer by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham that will make youngsters and their Parents giggle."
 -Kirkus Reviews

"Harry is sure to be loved; especially by those pre-school children to whome dirt is an ever-delightful thing."
-The New York Times

I picked up this Duo Set Audio CD/Book combo today at the library.  As an avid Audiobook-oholic I had never thought to check out the selection there was for young children.  I have to say, I'm impressed!  With 2 different tracks included on this CD it allows younger children to who are in the beginning stages of reading, knowledge of when the pages of the book need to be turned...also for older children this extra chime is not included.  With the musical background along with the fun narrator's voice makes a great duo and can make reading time even more fun.  For kids that don't necesarilly like to sit down to read...this can also be a great segway into getting them to sit down and accustomed to books and away from Video games and TV!

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