|(Photo from Clifford's Facebook Page)|
The more than forty Big Red Dog books have been translated into thirteen languages, and it is estimated that there are over 126 million copies of them in print. Clifford, along with his best friend Emily, also starred in two animated television series that remain popular today.
Too, I still remember the Big Red Dog software program I used in helping to teach my now-15-year-old granddaughter how to read. And I can only guess at how many hours I spent reading Clifford books to her, her brother, and cousin as they all progressed through their pre-reading years.
Clifford and Emily always made me smile, and I sincerely thank Mr. Birdwell for his contribution to children's literature.