The second reading from my 2004 Christmas present to my niece, is another childhood favorite—Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham. This great little story features an intelligent and adventurous dog—a combination that appeals to just about any young boy. The story skillfully and entertainingly illustrates a common aspect of human psychology, and ends with a positive resolution that still manages to maintain an air of mischief. As a kid, the two greatest aspects of the book were Harry’s joy at romping around the city, and his elation when his family finally recognized him. The latter always seemed very heartfelt and touching.
In this reading, you get a bit of my somewhat cursory attempts at different character voices, while the quality reflects the low fidelity of the equipment used. All-in-all, it’s a fun read, and, I hope, a fun listen.