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!
Whether or not you grew up with it, this classic is worth adding to your library now. It’s simple, brief, and just the right amount of silly. The mid-century illustrations are charming, and the addition of color in the newer edition makes them even more fun and more accessible to young children. It’s perfect for a child who loves dogs–or just one that loves a fun story.