Wee Society

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham

Harry, a white dog with black spots, escapes the yard and has adventures that make him filthy enough to turn into a black dog with white spots. He becomes unrecognizable to his own family until he cleverly gets them to give him a good bath. Written in 1956, the book still holds up with its universal themes: rebellion, the fun of getting really dirty, the importance of bathing, and belonging. We loved this book as kids, and now we love reading it to our own.