Clifford's Best Friend

Clifford's Best Friend

by Norman Bridwell
     
 

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Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued!

It only takes a little to BE BIG!

Everyone knows all about Clifford the Big Red Dog, but this story is about Emilly Elizabeth--the big red dog's best friend. See what it's like to spend a day in her shoes and rest assured it's anything but ordinary!

The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and

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Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued!

It only takes a little to BE BIG!

Everyone knows all about Clifford the Big Red Dog, but this story is about Emilly Elizabeth--the big red dog's best friend. See what it's like to spend a day in her shoes and rest assured it's anything but ordinary!

The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In a simple story Emily Elizabeth recounts a day with Clifford, her best friend. The big red dog and Emily eat breakfast together (although given the amount of food the Big Red Dog eats, I wonder how the family can afford to keep him as a pet), and then he gives Emily a ride to school on his back. Emily enjoys a typical day at school, and after completing her homework, she and her friends have a chance to play with Clifford. He makes a few mistakes like pulling up a tree instead of fetching a stick and snagging an alien spacecraft instead of a Frisbee. It is a day that ends with both of them going to sleep and Emily Elizabeth having sweet dreams about her good friend Clifford. The art work is a strange combination. Emily Elizabeth has a retro look, with her button eyes sort of like a Raggedy Ann and her outfit, but the use of a computer to do her homework makes the setting more contemporary. A Level 1 book in the "Scholastic Reader" series with a Lexile of 180 and a word count of 176. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545223249
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Scholastic Reader Series: Level 1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Norman Bridwell is the author and illustrator of numerous children's books, including the beloved Clifford series, which has over 126 million copies in print, in 13 languages! He lives in Edgartown, MA with his wife Norma. They have two children, son, Tim, and daughter, Emily Elizabeth.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
February 15, 1928
Place of Birth:
Kokomo, Indiana
Education:
John Herron Art Institute, 1945-49; Cooper Union Art School, 1952-53
Website:
http://www.scholastic.com/clifford

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