Cover image for Clifford the big red dog
Clifford the big red dog
Bridwell, Norman.
Personal Author:
Deluxe anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2002.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Emily Elizabeth has a dog. He is big. He is red. He is Clifford!"
Reading Level:
220 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.2 0.5 6059.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 1 Quiz: 02343 Guided reading level: K.
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Angola Public Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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Elma Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Lackawanna Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Clearfield Library J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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In 1963, a star was born--Clifford the Big Red Dog! Now he's 40 years old, and his original story is available in a deluxe, hardcover collector's edition with flocking and foil on the jacket!

"I'm Emily Elizabeth,
and I have a dog.
My dog is a big red dog."

This is how it all began--in 1963, Norman Bridwell published his very first Clifford book, and kids have loved Clifford ever since. He's an adorable dog whose well-meaning bumblings have great kid-appeal. Clifford is Emily Elizabeth's, and everyone's, favorite big red dog!

Author Notes

Norman Bridwell was born on February 15, 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana. He attended the John Herron Art Institute from 1945 to 1949 and Cooper Union Art School from 1952 to 1953. After graduating from Cooper Union, he worked first as a messenger for a lettering company and then as an artist designer for Raxon Fabrics Company. After that, he spent three years with H. D. Rose and Company as an artist, before becoming a freelance artist in 1956.

In 1963, he published his first children's book, Zany Zoo, as well as his first Clifford book, Clifford the Big Red Dog. During his lifetime, he wrote and illustrated more than 150 books including The Witch Next Door, A Tiny Family, Clifford Goes to Kindergarten, and Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah. He died following a fall at his home on December 12, 2014 at the age of 86.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Fuzzy felt on the cover lets readers pet the "biggest, reddest dog" on the block in Clifford the Big Red Dog 40th Anniversary Edition by Norman Bridwell. In this original 1963 text, young Emily proudly introduces her oversize pet and his unusual tricks. Through December 2002, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will benefit Reading Is Fundamental. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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