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.