Clifford The Big Red Dog (Clifford 8x8)

by Norman Bridwell

Paperback, 2010



Emily Elizabeth describes the activities she enjoys with her very big, very red dog and how they take care of each other.

Library's rating


½ (369 ratings; 3.8)

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LibraryThing member cerritos
Emily Elizabeth loves her huge dog Clifford even though he's far from perfect.
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This is a book about Clifford- what he’s like, what his bad habits are, etc. Emily Elizabeth is glad that he’s her dog.
LibraryThing member johns058
This is a fun book for kindergarten and first grade students. Most kids love Clifford so its a great book for children to read. It teaches children how to take care of their pet, play with their pet, and love their pets as well. Its a fun book with great pictures for the kids imagination.
LibraryThing member conuly
Frankly, I can take it or leave it. My nieces love Clifford, so I've added a star to my review and gone with the "take it" option. And if you or your kids like Clifford, you can rest assured that the entire series is inexpensive.

The original book, at least, is simply written. That's something.
LibraryThing member meallen1
Clifford is a great book to read to a kindergaten class. I think every child has heard or read Clifford books, and this is the first one, so if I ever decorate my room with Clifford stuff then I will definatly read this book to the class.
LibraryThing member ksjeffcoat
This book is a timeless classic that will always be popular. It is the story of a girl and her big red dog. They discuss the things they do together and it tells the story of a friendship. All kids love dogs and animals an enjoy this story.
LibraryThing member TorrieM
I would use his book for Kindergarten and first grade. Its a fun story about a big, red dog. It will be an easy book for children to learn to read. It also has fun and bright pictures.
LibraryThing member rvangent
This is an example of modern fantasy because it is not realistic to have a dog that big in real life. The other things in the book that have to do with taking care of a pet are realistic, but they get blown out of proportion because Clifford is so big, such as his taking a bath in a large pool,
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having a dog house bigger than Emily Elizabeth's house, and playing fetch with a stick and bringing back a stick along with the police officer who is carrying his stick.
Media: pen and ink. watercolo
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LibraryThing member betsyeggers
What I like: I have read this book to my boys so many time I have it memorized, and I'm still not tired of it - that must mean it is a good book. This is an introductory book to Emily Elizabeth and her big red dog Clifford.
What I do not like: nothing - the book is great.
Recommendation: Every public
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library should have at least one Clifford book. I would buy this book for my library (medium public library).
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LibraryThing member McClendon
This was a cute book about an oversized, red dog! Emily Elizabeth is the owner and goes through the book having to do eveything in oversized proportions.
LibraryThing member BrittneyFields
The story of clifford. this is a stor about little elizibeth ann's big red dog named clifore. it is the forst book.
LibraryThing member harusan
Clifford is big red dog. He is the biggest, reddest dog in his street. He likes to play with his owner, Emily Elizabeth. They are good friends!
LibraryThing member ababe92
This is a book about a dog who was the runt of a litter, and a little girl named emily who picks this dog. Everybody says that he is not going to get very big but he actually does the opposite and grows to be the biggest dog ever. This is a good book to read to students to show them that even
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though they might be little now they will grow into a big strong teenager.
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LibraryThing member jcofsky
Bridwell's character Emily Elizabeth is telling a story about her big red dog, Clifford. She tells readers about some of the things that make Clifford similar to other dogs but so unique. For example, when they play camping she doesn't need a tent and when they play hide-and-seek, she can always
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find her dog. This book always makes little readers laugh and want to read more of the Clifford stories.
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LibraryThing member Delma_Matta
A child favorite because who doesn't love a giant red dog! Emily enjoys helping Clifford and vice versa, a great friendship is formed.
LibraryThing member marlasheffel
Emily Elizabeth introduces us to her Big Red Dog Clifford in this 40th annivesrary special edition book.
LibraryThing member mbeal
Ah, Clifford the Big Red Dog. This was one of the books that I read almost religiously during what was then called DEAR time. I would definitely include this book in my classroom because I think my students would enjoy it and therefore it could help lead them to a love of reading. If a book does
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that, it's done its job.
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LibraryThing member Lib4282012
Who doesn't love this book? It doesn't even matter what the story is about, and there are many, it's just about Clifford and his darling expressions. He is just so cute, and does the cutest things. I love how he is oversized, and bright red. Just a real heart warming book all around.
LibraryThing member TaylorOgne
This book is about the adventures that a big red dog named clifford goes on. i love this book because it shows how children can bond with their pet and have fun with animals even though they cant talk.I think this would be a great book for students at the ages of three to six.
LibraryThing member Danielle_Rumsky
This book shows the effect of human love on an animal. The series follows a puppy who wasn't expected to grow, exceed everyone's expectations when he is given to Emily as a birthday gift. Her care and love for Clifford helps him grow so large the family must move and go on new adventures with
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LibraryThing member achatela
This book is the story about Elizabeth and her big red dog named Clifford. Clifford is a lot bigger then all of the other kids she knows dogs. Clifford is just like other dogs but is different in some ways. This book is one that I grew up on and one that I will read to my kids one day.
LibraryThing member jbarr5
Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
Audio version so I am not seeing the colorful pictures.
Emily has a dog Clifford. He's big and red. Her friends have dogs also, they come in different sizes and colors.
They have fun by playing games and the book tells you what games they do play.
We also
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find out what bad habits he has also...and we learn of the day he was in the dog show.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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LibraryThing member ebecker13
I love this easy fiction book because it is fun to read and teaches great life lessons in a cute and enjoyable way.
LibraryThing member BethWal94
This fiction book is about a big, red dog that is owned b Emily Elizabeth. This book mainly describes what the dog, Clifford, does. But it also talks about the things tha him and Emily do together, like camping or not going to the zoo anymore. It is a great beginners story, because there are not
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hard words to read. It also tells us how she forgives Clifford for the mistakes that he makes, which is a good lesson to learn.
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LibraryThing member crunchymunchkin
This book is all about expectations--Clifford does all the same things that a normal dog does, but on a different scale, with different consequences.The book lends itself well for introducing size vocabulary, different types of animals and for teaching children about looking after and caring for
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Cartwheel Books (2010), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages

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0545215781 / 9780545215787



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