Clifford, The Big Red Dog

Summary:

Emily Elizabeth talks about the things she loves about--and loves to do--with Clifford, her big red dog.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The pictures are fun, and the story engaging, with a solid message. Additionally, the book introduces the toddler to the typical activities of dogs and the larger concept that it is OK to be different.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/Her loves it--the nexus with the popular PBS television show make this book a constant pick.

Parent Reaction

S/He instantly recognizes Clifford from the TV show and doesn't know the book came first! It is a great tool for interesting him/her in reading and books rather than watching TV.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book based on the Scholastic Book/PBS Kids series.
Educational Themes:

A great story for learning about love, acceptance of differences, activities of dogs, and caring for pets.

Reading Level:
1.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8, 4 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Started reading with child 18 months old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a classic.

Title Clifford, the Big Red Dog
Author Norman Bridwell
Publisher Cartwheel Books © 1997
ISBN 9780590341257
Material Hard Cover
Cost $5.99
Genres Animal Character, Friendship
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