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Harry the Dirty Dog - Storytime Online

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, July 19th (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.

Enjoy a free copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities. Everything else is yours to keep!

"Harry the Dirty Dog" by Gene Zion

"There's never been another dog as delightful – or dirty – as Harry. This lovable white dog with black spots (or black dog with white spots) has charmed children for fifty years, and we are celebrating with an anniversary edition. This childhood favorite is perfect for reading aloud before going to bed or avoiding a bath."

Everything is yours to keep!!!

You will have the book read to you by actress Betty White. She did such a great job; we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!

Kits include:

  • a free copy of Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored dogs)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 3 activity pages

  • 4 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instruments included)

  • Build a Dog craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included dog handouts

Can You Show Me…?

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)

Can you show me the orange dog?

Orange dog, orange dog?

Can you show me the orange dog?

And wave it in the air?

White… yellow… brown… black

Hold It High – Choose one dog from handouts

Hold your dog high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your dog below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your dog against your nose

Now touch the dog to your toes

Touch your dog to the ground

Now wave that dog all around!

Hold your dog in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your dog and jump up high!

Now let your dog fly fly fly (throw it in the air)

SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments

Five Little Puppies by Kids Baby Club

Puppy by Patty Shukla

Puppy Song by Little People Fisher Price

Let's Go Walk the Dog by Treehouse Direct

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

A Poodle in a Fuddle

A poodle in a fuddle

In the middle of a puddle!

Will he wade to the left?

(lean child to the left)

Will he wade to the right?

(lean child to the right)

Will he stay in the middle?

(bounce child in the middle)

Till the sun shines bright?

(bounce child up high)

When the sun shines bright,

Will the puddle disappear?

(pause bouncing)

Will the poodle in the middle

(bounce again)

Give a great, big cheer?!

(lift up and say ‘Hooray!’)


Puppy Dog

(tune: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”)

Puppy dog, puppy dog, turn around,

Puppy dog, puppy dog, touch the ground.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, wag your tail.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, drink from the pail.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, sit and beg.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, hold up one leg.

puppy dog, puppy dog, take a walk

Puppy dog, puppy dog, try to talk.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, try to lick

Puppy dog, puppy dog, fetch the stick.

Puppy dog, puppy dog go upstairs

Puppy dog, puppy dog, look for bears.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, turn off the light.

Puppy dog, puppy dog, say goodnight!

(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?

How much is that doggie in the window?

(Bark! Bark!)

The one with the waggly tail?

How much is that doggie in the window?

(Bark! Bark!)

I do hope that doggie's for sale.

I don't want a bunny or a kitty,

I don't want a parrot that talks,

I don't want a bowl of little fishies;

He can't take a goldfish for walks.

How much is that doggie in the window?

(Bark! Bark!)

The one with the waggly tail

How much is that doggie in the window?

(Bark! Bark!)

I do hope that doggie's for sale!

Fleagle The Beagle

Fleagle the Beagle!

(cup hands to mouth as if calling)

It's time for the tub!

(point to a wristwatch)

I know you don't like it

(point to self)

But you need a scrub!!!

(make scrubbing motions)

I'll wash you with soap

(make scrubbing circles)

From your tail to your head,

(point to tail and head)

And when you're all clean

(hold palms up)

You can sleep in my bed.

(rest head in hands)


Exodus Books’s site on Gene Zion:

Let us know what your little ones thought of Harry the Dirty Dog! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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