Everybody loves Clifford, the Big Red Dog! Kids and adults alike have enjoyed Clifford for over 40 years, making it a popular and beloved classic. Clifford, the Big Red Dog was the first of what eventually turned into many books. Clifford never used to be a big red dog, but started out as a small puppy owned by a little girl named Emily Elizabeth. Eventually Clifford grows to an enormous size, a problem that gets him into all sorts of trouble. Despite his dilemmas, Emily and her family love him to pieces. After all, what child wouldn’t love to have a big red dog like Clifford?
A lot of children’s books come with morals or ideas that the child hopefully comes away with. In Clifford, the Big Red Dog, children get to enjoy the simplicity that is a funny red dog getting into silly situations. The creator, Norman Bridwell may not have known at the time that such a warm tale of a girl and her dog would become such a favorite among readers. But his endearing tales coupled with his cartoony illustrations of Clifford frolicking with his tiny owner Emily are sure to draw a smile from anyone. Cute is only one of the many ways of describing this book. It is the kind of book that parents will love to read to their children no matter how many times it’s been requested, though the text is simple enough that after a while, your child is sure to read it on his or her own.