Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You dirty dog!


As far as I am concerned what is better than a whole DVD full of classic read along dog stories? You'd think my poor child would have had enough of dogs, especially seeing as his playmates for most of the time have four legs verses two. Even so his favorite game lately has been playing "dog" which is almost embarrassing as he even eats his cereal like a dog.. I'm starting to think I may be raising a wolf instead of a child. heh. Ahh well at least I know he will grow up with a respect of animals.

Scholastic's new storybook treasures introduced Harry the Dirty Dog and more playful puppy stories. This great new read along dvd includes the four orginal stories from the collection as well as two new bonus stories! All in all the dvd includes the classic books : Harry The Dirty Dog, Officer Buckle and Gloria, No Roses for Harry, Dot the Fire Dog, I Want a Dog, and Angus Lost.

Harry the Dirty Dog was always a childhood favorite of mine, Harry the dog hates bath time, so much so that he actually runs away to avoid getting a bath. The only problem is that in the process he gets so filthy and so muddy that his once mostly white coat is almost all black and he doesn't look at all like himself. He is so frightened that his family may not recognize him that he finally takes that awful bath and ends up learning that maybe baths are not so bad after all.

Harry the Dirty Dog is a classic story, an easy first book for children to read, and I think it was orginally suposed to help those kids who hated bath time. Luckly that is not an issue here as Connor would perfer to take a bath over almost anything, even eating dinner.

The book that I was most excited to see in the collection was Officer Buckle and Gloria, Connor's dad is in the last few weeks of the police academy and I'm always looking for ways to try to introduce Connor to the idea of his father's job and the long or off schedules he may have to work in the coming years. I want him to be proud of him and realize just what his dad has to sacrafice to make sure that we are all safe. Officer Buckle is not exactly a crime fighting super hero.. heh but its is a good introduction. Officer Buckle is actually a safty officer and goes from school to school teaching children that they should buckle up. The new police dog all the while is demostrating "buckling up" while Officer Buckle speaks behind his back. Officer Buckle is not as amused as the children are and ends up getting upset and quits the program. Turns out so many children are upset that Officer Buckle has a change of heart. It's a fun story and a great way to teach children that it may not be so uncool to wear a seat belt.

Harry the Dirty Dog is available on DVD right now, you can pick up your own copy at Amazon!

I have one copy of Harry the Dirty Dog to give away to a lucky reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Harry the Dirty Dog and tell me which of the six stories is your favorite?
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Oct 15th at midnight!

119 Comments:

Nadine C. Warner said...

Our favorite is Harry by the Sea. i use it for story time and the kids love this classic (the seaweed-covered Harry is a big hit...go figure!)

mverno said...

harry by the sea

Meredith said...

Angus and the ducks sounds like a lot of fun!

lisagee said...

ANGUS AND THE DUCKS because we love both kinds of critters!

Sandy said...

MY personal favorite is ANgus Lost for many reasons I am not gonna post but the kids love harry by the sea- for the same reason nadine posted- go figure- guess it was fun..but kids love the dog stories altogether- maybe for the lvoe of dogs

Cherie J said...

The first story is my favorite because I remember reading about it as a child and loving it. This is the one where Harry runs away before bathtime and comes back so dirty and nobody can recognize. That one always makes me smile.

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agordon10 said...

Angus and the Ducks is nice

Jenn S. said...

ANGUS AND THE DUCKS

rosannepm said...

Angus and the Ducks is my favorite

gkstratos said...

Harry By The Sea is my favorite.
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gibson777 said...

Angus and the Ducks

marleenandlouie said...

I love anything with doggies

LadyBug-Kellie said...

OMG Angus and the Ducks! i haven't thought about this story in years! My Grandma loved scotties so i know this story well. Wow i am so happy I found this - I would love for my daughter to know the story!!

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LadyBug-Kellie said...

I also subscribed!!!
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jenny said...

i well love them all i think thay all are realy good storys thanks

Rebecca said...

Harry By The Sea is my favorite story.

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Richard said...

Harry By The Sea looks like fun.

traymona said...

I like them all but my favorite would be Harry and the Dirty Dog. Tristan would get a kick out of the story.
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TheAngelForever said...

My favorite story included in that is Officer Buckle & Gloria. I have such fond memories of reading that to my 1st graders when I was student teaching. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Abby said...

Harry by the Sea is my favorite!!

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toughturtles said...

Harry By The Sea

Patricia said...

I love all the stories and so do my grandkids. If I have to pick, it would be Harry By the Sea. All my grandkids would love this DVD.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I think Harry by the Sea would by a favorite for sure. Thank you1
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katy said...

Harry the Dirty Dog sounds like a winner. Rylee will not take a bath in the bathtub. She is okay with the kitchen sink but that can't last much longer.

Mia J. said...

My favorite is Harry the dirty Dog. It is just such a cute story.

stampedwithgrace said...

Harry the Dirty Dog was one of my favorite books growing up! my kids enjoy it now :)

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you're on my sidebar :)

semtaylor said...

I am a subscriber

semtaylor said...

Officer Buckle & Gloria. Love these stories.

Erica C. said...

this is so cute...will be my favorite!

Alex said...

Harry By The Sea is my favorite.

valerie2350 said...

Angus and the Ducks :)

dwhogan said...

anything with Angus is great

coriwestphal said...

Angus and the Ducks sounds really cute. Thanks for the great contest!

noey718319 said...

Love Harry, such a cutie dog, thanks

chromiumman said...

harry by the sea

Jenny said...

My favorite would be Harry, as I haven't heard of the others. I read Harry as a child though! It was a walk down memory lane seeing that cover!

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janetfaye said...

I like Angus and the Ducks.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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VickeC said...

Harry By the Sea,my grandkids havent seen any of them yet,so this would be so great for them,thanks




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miriama said...

I LOVED HARRY!!!!!! I like them all but Harry by the Sea is what I will say. :)

reb said...

angus and the ducks.

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littlelatina said...

No roses for harry is my son's favorite

Shelly said...

I think Officer Buckle and Gloria - my daughter wants to know what policemen do!

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Carlee said...

Harry By the Sea

Sarah S said...

We have the book Harry the Dirty Dog and my son loves it! This would be so fun to win.

Julie D said...

Harry by the Sea looks fun!

Julie D said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Officer Buckle & Gloria.
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jbubolz-miller said...

harry and the dirty dog- Its inspirational to my son at bathtime=)

jbubolz-miller said...

subscribed to the feed

Teresa said...

I read Harry the Dirty Dogs to my kids all the time, so I'd choose that as my favorite! Thanks!

Karen said...

Harry by the Sea looks like fun :)

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LINDALSHOT said...

Angus & the Duck. I think MY dogs know him!

Reyn said...

Angus and the Ducks

Jenndiggy said...

Harry the Dirty Dog! It was a favorite book of mine when I was a child. I checked it out of the library constantly.

Michele said...

This was my FAVORITE book when I was little!!! I still love it!!! My favorite is the original because that's the one that we had at home and read over and over!! Great giveaway!!!

Thanks so much!
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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!
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Donna said...

My favorite is Harry by the Sea

Wehaf said...

Angus and the Ducks is a family favorite!

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mom2bears said...

Our family favorite is Harry by the Sea. It is such a cute book! aewalls425@hotmail.com

Smooshy said...

i like harry by the sea

Jenny said...

You're in my sidebar!

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Dee said...

I'd have to go with angus and the ducks!

Kelly said...

Officer Buckle and Gloria.

Fishin' Mama said...

Harry and the Dirty Dog.....we have a white bulldog that loves to roll in the dirt!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Erica G said...

ANGUS AND THE DUCKS sounds good.


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agsweeps said...

My favorite story is "Harry by the Sea".

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Thanks!!

heppy3 said...

My favorite story is Harry by the Sea

Tammy said...

The original "Harry and the Dirty Dog" - loved that one!

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BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I think my daughters would love the original Harry the Dirty Dog story best. Thanks!

weblynx said...

Harry by the Sea

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judybrittle said...

Mine is Angus And The Ducks. That sounds really cute. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber

vboackle said...

angus and the ducks.

SeahorseLady said...

My favorite is Harry by the Sea.
Thank you for another nice giveaway.

bison61 said...

I picked ANGUS AND THE DUCKS

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Deb said...

Harry by the sea is our favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway.

denyse said...

Angus and the Ducks

justicecw said...

Harry by the Sea...but I know my son would love them all! justicecw@hotmail.com

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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite is Angus and the Ducks.
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Anonymous said...

Harry by the Sea when Angus and the ducks isn't available.

Nad said...

Angus and the Ducks sounds cute!

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Nad said...

I'm suscribed.

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Kasey P said...

Angus and the ducks sounds like it would be a good story.

paula h said...

From the Dvd I like Officer Buckle and Gloria. Book wise our favorite Harry Book is Harry and the Lady Next Door. I still have my copy from when I was a kid.

Betsy P said...

Officer Buckle & Gloria!
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Brenda S. said...

Angus and the Ducks, thanks!

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Brenda S. said...

Angus and the Ducks, thanks!

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blueviolet said...

Angus and the Ducks is one I remember fondly and would love to see.
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blueviolet said...

I'm subscribed.
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Sunshine Mama said...

The only one I know is Harry the dirty dog, but Angus and the Ducks sounds good too. kristie2 (at) comcast.net

Carolyn said...

Harry and the Dirty Dog of course, a classic!
I'm a subscriber!

tiffanybeth said...

all of them

tiffanybeth said...

subscribed via google reader

Helen said...

Angus and the Ducks is my favorite!

Jinxy and Me said...

Harry By The Sea is my favorite.

ms-texas said...

Angus and the Ducks

cstironkat said...

Harry the Dirty dog would be the kids favorite but I like Harry by the sea.

Think about it said...

i have no idea, i have never heard of you dirty dog. wth have i been??

Brimful Curiosities said...

We had the book Harry the Dirty Dog when we were little. I think my mom purchased it during a subscription to a kid's book club. That book was read so much, I think it might have gotten dingier than the dog.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I'm now a subscriber!

Veronica said...

My favorite is Harry the Dirty Dog. Loved it as a child. Thank you for entering me.
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klp1965 said...

id have to say Harry the Dirty Dog :)

mom2gabnnat said...

Oh the memories I have of my Grandma reading me Harry the Dirty Dog when I was little. Good times!

calgirl said...

ANGUS AND THE DUCKS is cute.

Steph said...

Harry By The Sea is our favorite.

Timster said...

Our favorite is Harry by the Sea.

masonsgranny59 said...

Angus and the Ducks

penguin28 said...

I love Angus and the Ducks.

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donna444444 said...

My favorite is the first one HARRY THE DIRTY DOG.

donna444444 said...

I subscribed

Bender House said...

My favorite is No Roses for Harry. Thanks for the chance to win!

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