Clifford's First Valentine's Day by Norman Bridwell
On his first Valentine's Day, Clifford celebrates a happy Valentine's Day his family will never forget.
About 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.
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
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Clifford's First Valentine's Day based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
My 2 year old loves Clifford, so this was an easy pick for Valentine's Day. This particular one is a simple story of making a Valentine Card for Grandma, trying to mail it and baby Clifford slides down the mail shoot in the process. My daughter loved the pictures of Clifford stuck in the big mail bins.
My name is, Sherry Kaplan, and I'm a mother of 3. My first baby was, Melissa Roben. Melissa was a tough cookie. She had a hard time reading, and her teacher kept on sending notes home to me. So, one day, I bought the book, Clifford's First Valentine's day, at Barnes and Nobles, and Melissa loved the book! She began to read, the day I bought that book home!
This is an adorable story about Clifford, the puppy, at Valentine's Day. Clifford makes it exciting and fun. I have five children, two dogs, many guinea pigs, and a hamster. 'All our pets are named after food'. It's never a dull moment in our house just like in this book with Emily Elizabeth and her fiesty LITTLE puppy...for now! This story shows how puppies get into everything! Kids love animals and love stories about them! This one is a gem. Don't forget to read this one as part of your family Valentine celebration!
This is a story about when Clifford, the big red dog, was a small puppy. He was tiny compared to his friend, Emily Elizabeth. After he was grown, he towered over her. She asks you, 'Guess who always gets the biggest valentine?' On Clifford's first Valentine's Day, Emily Elizabeth was making valentines for her mother, father, grandma, and grandpa. Clifford wanted to help. Emily Elizabeth gave him some paper. While she used scissors, Clifford used his puppy teeth! In those days, you glued valentines together with smelly white paste. Clifford starting sniffing, and soon had the paste all over his paws. Then he ran all over the valentines. Eventually, Emily Elizabeth got everything sorted out. Then, she put Clifford into her pocket for a ride to the post office to mail the valentines. The complications really started to multiply there! But when they all returned safely home, Emily Elizabeth concluded this about Clifford, 'He will always be my favorite valentine.' Now, that's real love. One of the many beauties of this story is that Emily Elizabeth acts throughout in a thoughtful responsible way. In doing so, she becomes a good model for what a child should do with a new pet. This includes paying attention to the young animal, playing together, and cleaning up when problems occur. It also means watching out for the pet's safety. If your young child has been interested in having a pet, this would be a good story to read together. Then you could discuss what the responsibilities are of having a pet, especially a frisky puppy. You can ask your child how she or he would have handled the situations that arise with Clifford in the book. Also, you can talk about how small puppies do grow into large dogs. Will the fun continue then, or does the pet become a parental responsibility then? Pets can be a wonderful experience for children, and the experience is improved by spending some time first thinking through what is involved in an unemotional way. This book can help your child to do that. Enjoy giving and receiving love from your children . . . and their pets! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution