Gene Zion

Harry and the Guinea Pig
  • Harry and the Guinea Pig

  • The beloved character Harry the Dirty Dog returns for a brand-new picture book adventure!

    Harry, the mischievous white dog with black spots, loves being the centre of attention. But when the neighbour's guinea pig comes to stay, Harry feels quite left out! No matter what he tries, nobody seems to notice Harry anymore.

    But when Harry accidentally lets the guinea pig escape at school, it's a disaster! Can he use his best detective skills to save the day?

    Created by author Nancy Lambert and illustrator Saba Joshaghani in the classic style of Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham, this is an irresistible story filled with humour - perfect for little animal lovers and big siblings alike!

Born on October 5, in 1913, Gene Zion attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute. In 1948, he married artist Margaret Bloy Graham, who then collaborated with him on all his picture books. When their marriage ended in 1968, Zion also ended his career as an author. Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, who appears in such books as HARRY THE DIRTY DOG and HARRY BY THE SEA. He died in 1975.

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