The final author in our series is Gene Zion.
Zion created the beloved “Harry the Dirty Dog” series. Another author on our list, Margaret Bloy Graham illustrated the Harry series.
The Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham partnership created many more books, but I don’t think any of them could be more beloved than the Harry books. Something about the little black and white dog’s antics just continues to resonate with young children, even more than 50 years after his creation.
Other sites about Gene Zion or his work:
- The Gene Zion collection (includes short biographical sketch)
- Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White from Storyline Online.
- Harry the Dirty Dog free printable unit from Homeschool Share
- Harry the Dirty Dog coloring page
Do you have a favorite by Gene Zion?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this 31 days series. Maybe you’ve learned about a new-to-you author or maybe you’ve been reminded about a forgotten favorite author or title. My wish is that this series has helped equip you to keep reading aloud books that you and your children will BOTH enjoy.
And because I know that 31 authors barely scratches the surface of talented children’s authors, be on the look-out for some related series I have planned: 31 MORE Authors Children Love and 31 Authors Older Children Love. And maybe another series 31 Poets Children Love? #somanybookssolittletime
(When I finish these posts, I’ll link to them here!)
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