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Clifford's Puppy Days

Clifford's Puppy Days

by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell
How did Clifford become the biggest, reddest dog in the whole world? As a puppy, he is actually tiny; he has to be fed with a doll's baby bottle, he gets lost in a shoe, and he always sleeps in bed with Emily Elizabeth. Then one day Emily Elizabeth wishes her little puppy would grow, and he does — bigger and bigger and bigger! Luckily, Emily Elizabeth remembers to make another wish to stop him from getting any bigger.
Series Information: With his larger-than-life stories and his huge heart, Clifford the Big Red Dog has entertained children since 1963. Though he began as a tiny puppy, Clifford grew into the biggest dog around, and he and his owner, Emily Elizabeth, have lots of adventures together. Incorporating simple, colorful illustrations and fun-to-read stories into a range of formats, from board books to beginning readers, the Clifford series appeals to a variety of ages. It's no wonder Clifford is Scholastic's reading mascot; he's so often a child's very first reading friend.
Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
AD480L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Norman Bridwell Norman Bridwell was the author of the beloved Clifford the Big Red Dog series from Scholastic.
Norman Bridwell Norman Bridwell was the author of the beloved Clifford the Big Red Dog series from Scholastic.

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