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Look throughout the story at all the different animals (dogs, birds, cats, spider, caterpillar, butterfly, etc.). Which ones make good pets? You may even want to take this one step further and think of other animals (elephant, flamingo, etc.) that would probably not make good pets and discuss why. New York apartment life, however, had Graham turn to cats (which turn up as lead characters in her 1987 book “What If?,” words by Else Holmelund Minarik). “She usually had Abyssinian cats,” Hagen says. “Except for the last one, which was a big white cat that someone had given her.” "Dear Garbage Man," illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, words by Gene Zion, 1957. (Courtesy) big dogs were playing with 1 little dog. How many dogs were playing together? Draw a picture and write a number sentence with a number bond to match. He ran to a corner of the garden and started to dig furiously. Soon he jumped away from the hole barking short, happy barks.

At the end of her course, she stayed in New York and pursued a career as a commercial artist, working at Condé Nast, from 1946 to 1956. A year after she arrived there, Zion, also a graphic designer, joined the company and the two married in 1948. She encouraged him to write for children and with Zion’s securely child-focused texts and Graham’s illustrations, which cleverly combined vigorous line-drawn characters set in comfortable surroundings with a soft-coloured wash, the pair became a highly successful partnership. A boy cares for all the neighbors' plants while they’re away on summer vacations—and in the process turns his home into a leafy paradise. Though, initially, his parents’ don’t quite see it that way: “In the morning when the family had breakfast, they were surrounded by plants in the kitchen. It was like having a picnic in the woods! But Tommy’s father didn’t seem to enjoy it at all.” I read this book soooooo many times as a kid. Partly I was just obsessed with dogs (okay, I still kind of am). But also, this story is just really, really cute! I reread it for the first time since childhood yesterday and yep, I still think it's great. I think maybe I could identify with Harry having to wear something he didn't like (although for the most part my parents let me dress myself, which, let me tell you, was brave of them), and it's nice that in the end Harry gets his way without hurting anyone's feelings. She had an eye,” Hagen says. “She always did.” "Harry the Dirty Dog," illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, words by Gene Zion, 1956. (Courtesy)Graham’s talent was recognised early. She was twice a runner-up for the Caldecott medal (awarded by the American Library Association for the “most distinguished American picture book for children” each year) for her illustrations: for All Falling Down; and for Charlotte Zolotow’s The Storm Book, 1953. First published in 1956, this beloved classic is a collaboration between Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham. The artist has added splashes of color to the cheerful scenes for this welcome new edition. In 1987, a live action short film based on the book was produced and released. It was directed by Peter Matulavich and written by Gene Zion and Matulavich. Show your student what an exclamation point is in the text of the book. Demonstrate how you read a sentence with emphasis when an exclamation point is at the end. You may want to go through the entire text together and count the exclamation points that you find. Encourage your student to practice reading these sentences with enthusiasm and excitement! Their first book, All Falling Down, a story inspired by some sketches of Graham’s, was published in 1951. A couple of similarly simple stories for very young children followed before the publication of Harry the Dirty Dog, which became the first of their books to be available in the UK when it was published by Bodley Head in 1960. The Harry titles were popular from the start and their success in the US was celebrated by the publication of a 50th anniversary edition in 2006.

Further adventures of Harry included No Roses for Harry! (1958) and Harry by the Sea (1965). In addition, Graham and Zion wrote some stand-alone books, such as Dear Garbage Man (1957, published in the UK as Dear Dustman) and The Meanest Squirrel I Ever Met (1962).

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There can be no better education for a child. Or adult. I commend it to your attention. And to the ages. If I can incorporate the book into math, I do. It just depends on when I read the book and what we are learning in math at the time. If you read the story early in the school year or if you teach preschool, I suggest you focus on counting and numbers. Make a dog math mat for each of your students (half a sheet of white construction paper with a dog face drawn on it). Give each student buttons or pom poms for the spots. Hold up a number card and have your students put that many spots on the dog. Story problems are another math activity that work great most of the time, because they can be differentiated. Depending on your students’ abilities, you can have them simply draw a picture and write the numbers to match; or draw the picture, add the number sentence and a number bond. Below are a few examples. In nearly all of her books, Graham drew the pictures while a collaborator authored the words. This book stands out because she wrote and illustrated it all herself, after separating from Zion in the 1960s and moving to Cambridge. At first, she stayed here with friends Margret and Hans Rey, creators of the “Curious George” books. “She spent the summer with them while she was looking for a place of her own,” Hagen says. Graham would marry—and divorce—a second time, but continued to live and draw here. Graham won a Caldecott Honor (a runner up to the top Caldecott Medal prize for American picture books) for her first two kids books: “All Falling Down,” words by Zion, in 1951, and “The Storm Book,” words by Charlotte Zolotow, in 1952. “The Summer Snowman” is typical of the wit and invention of Graham and Zion’s collaborations.

Don't miss Harry the Dirty Dog! This funny picture book about the strong-willed dog who really doesn't want a bath stands the test of time. Will your loved ones recognise your rights to make the choices you have? Will they even recognise you after the upheavals of your personal transition/journey. Ten years later, in 1997, Weston Woods Studios released another film featuring this character, narrated by Bruce Bayley JohnsonGraham had studied in her native Toronto and then New York, before finding work at Conde Nast Publications. There she met Gene Zion, who had arrived from the art department of CBS. They married in 1948—and began collaborating on kids books. "All Falling Down," illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, words by Gene Zion, 1951. (Courtesy) I remember reading this book as a kid. I loved it then and I loved it now. It's a fun book of innocent mischief and great illustrations that clearly reveal how much fun Harry has getting dirty. It could be easy to not recognize that Margaret Bloy Graham was the illustrator of “Harry The Dirty Dog” (HarperCollins Publishers), one of the most beloved children’s books of the past century. Margaret Bloy Graham about a decade ago. (Courtesy)

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