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Clifford's Schoolhouse

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Item Specifications...

Pages   10
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.34" Width: 9.88" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.76 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Sep 1, 2000
Publisher   Cartwheel
Age  2-4
ISBN  0439162521  
EAN  9780439162524  

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Item Description...
Sixty lift-the-flaps reveal an array of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers in this board book which follows Clifford the big red dog and Emily Elizabeth in school.

Publishers Description
Learning is Big fun when preschoolers join Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in their schoolhouse. As children turn the colorfully illustrated pages and lift more than sixty fun flaps, they'll learn about important early childhood concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, and the alphabet.

Nothing beats interactive learning, and this sturdy, over-sized board book will have children coming back to uncover and discover, again and again

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More About Norman Bridwell

Norman Bridwell Growing up in Kokomo, Indiana, Norman Bridwell was always drawing. “I was not good at sports and my high school shop teacher, after a few days of class, took my tools away, telling me 'Here's a pad of paper instead. You seem to like to draw: stick to that,'” Bridwell remembers. But not everyone believed his drawings or writing would someday delight millions of children (and parents and teachers) around the world, a point he likes to stress when he visits schools, something which he does frequently. “I always liked to draw,” Bridwell tells children, “but I was never considered very good. In school there was always someone better than me; the art teacher always liked their work better than mine. Teachers didn't like my writing either.”

After high school, Bridwell wanted to turn his love of drawing into a career. He studied first at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and then moved to New York, where he took classes at another art school, Cooper Union, for two years. He then went to work as a commercial artist. It was in 1962 while he was working as a freelance filmstrip and slide illustrator and drawing mostly cartoons that Bridwell decided to put together a portfolio of colorful drawings and make the rounds of children's book publishers. Now married, with an infant daughter — Emily — he was hoping to supplement his income with some extra work illustrating books.

Bridwell visited about fifteen publishing houses but there were no assignments to be had, and even worse, seemingly little hope for any in the future. One editor at Harper & Row went so far as to tell Bridwell that his art by itself was just not good enough, and she didn't think anybody would ask him to illustrate a book for them. But amazingly enough, she also made the suggestion that helped bring him the phenomenal success he enjoys today. She advised him to write a story to go along with one of his pictures. She picked out his sketch of a baby girl and a horse-sized bloodhound and casually said, “There might be a story in this,” Bridwell remembers.

All-Around Dog

He wasted no time in taking her advice, but he did decide to make the bloodhound even bigger and more of an “all-around” dog — much like the dog he had wanted as a little boy, one that he could ride and who would be a fun companion. Bridwell remembers speaking to the editor on a Friday, and “By Monday, I had done this little book about a girl and her dog,” he says.

Now all he needed were names for his characters. “I wanted to call the dog 'Tiny,' but Norma (his wife) said that was boring and suggested 'Clifford' after an imaginary friend from her childhood,” Bridwell says. The little girl's name, however, was easy. Bridwell named her Emily Elizabeth, after his young daughter. He dropped off his drawings and manuscript at Scholastic and tried not to expect anything. Three weeks later the phone rang. Scholastic wanted to publish Clifford the Big Red Dog. At the time, Bridwell couldn't quite believe it. “I said to my wife, 'Now don't count on there being any more. This one is just a fluke. I don't know if there will ever be another one.'” But it was no fluke — so far over 40 Clifford books have been published. But Bridwell, who now has been a best-selling author-illustrator for years, still refuses to take all the credit for his spectacular success. “Luck has a lot to do with it,” he modestly insists. “So much of it has to do with stumbling into the right characteristics of this big red dog and situations you can use in a story.”

“He's Red and He's Warm”

Bridwell sums up Clifford's characteristics matter-of-factly: “He's red and he's warm. Clifford does what you'd like to do but can't. Because Clifford is so big and also because he's a dog, he's able to do the most unbelievable and imaginative things.” But not too unbelievable or imaginative. You won't see Clifford traveling in outer space, for example. Bridwell is firm about his decision that Clifford won't do anything that a real dog wouldn't do.

Although Clifford books are based on rather ordinary events, such as camping, going to the seashore, or the circus, when the Big Red Dog comes on the scene, things start to happen! “Clifford always tries to do the right thing,” Bridwell explains, “but he does make mistakes.” Bridwell gets the ideas for Clifford's behavior from other dogs — dogs in movies, dogs in stories, and, of course, dogs he's watched over the years, including his own. After Bridwell decides what will happen in the story, he sketches it out. Next, he writes the text — first just letting the story flow and later revising it. From start to finish, the process usually takes about three months.

Despite his (and Clifford's) success, Bridwell, like anyone who does anything creative, still can't always predict how others will respond to his work. In just a few hours on the night before he was to meet with his editor about a Clifford book that he had worked on for many weeks, Bridwell drew some sketches and put together the text for what would become one of his most popular books, The Witch Next Door. Bridwell thought he was just bringing along something extra, but The Witch Next Door, about a kindly witch and her friendship with her two young neighbors, was accepted for publication while the Clifford book was rejected. “That's the way it goes,” Bridwell says, calling The Witch Next Door a “happy accident.”

“Someday You Will Succeed”

But what he has obviously learned and what he tries to stress to young writers is that rejection is not a reason to give up. “Sometimes you'll do something that you really like and no one else does. You'll feel terrible, but you've just got to press on and keep trying. If you like doing it and keep working at it, then someday you will succeed.”

Norman Bridwell certainly has succeeded. There are over 44 million copies of his books in print and many of his stories are translated into other languages.

Norman Bridwell now resides on Martha's Vineyard with his family, where he enjoys beachcombing, photography, and, of course, creating new tales and drawings for his fans the world over.

Norman Bridwell lived in Edgartown, in the state of Massachusetts. Norman Bridwell was born in 1928 and died in 2014.

Norman Bridwell has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  2. Clifford the Big Red Dog (Board Books)
  3. Clifford the Big Red Dog (Paperback)
  4. Clifford the Big Red Dog (Pb)
  5. Clifford the Big Red Dog (Scholastic Audio)
  6. Clifford the Small Red Puppy
  7. Clifford's Big Ideas
  8. Lector de Scholastic: Nivel 1
  9. Scholastic Reader: Level 1

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Clifford is Wonderful  Feb 12, 2008
Clifford is a wonderful children's character. Before Clifford was a Big Red Dog, he was a small red puppy. This is a good book for 3-100. It is about a big red dog that went to live with a girl named Emily Elizabeth who raised him and showed Clifford how to have a big heart. I think this book is wonderful for kids while learning to read.

I loved this book when I was 3 years old and I still love it and now I am 12. I just think that it is a fun book to read because it feels like you are with Clifford when he goes on his adventures. My favorite book of the ones that Bridwell has written is definitely Clifford's Schoolhouse. I just love the pictures and the flaps to the book. It comes in hard cover and paperback.

I really hope that my book review helped. I hope that you will buy this book for your child. I promise you they will like it for years to come.

- Vic Wharton
More than you expect  Aug 3, 2007
This book has achieved suprisingly long-lived popularity among my two kids, who are now ages 6 and 4. They've enjoyed this book on and off for years. While other books will get some attention and then are dropped, this is one they seem to keep coming back to.

Though it's only 10 pages, there's a lot here: shapes, colors, numbers, letter and basic nursery rhymes. The kids love the tactical fun of the lift-a-flap discoveries, and that's a good way for them to learn.
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford's Schoolhouse  Jun 9, 2007
This is an excellent board book for the all those little children who love Clifford the Big Red Dog. Clifford stands out on the front of the book. I highly recommend this book.
Very fun  Jan 16, 2007
My 22 month old really likes this book and it is fun and educational. A good learning tool!
Wonderful and interactive!  Nov 4, 2006
Highly recommend son loves opening the flaps and having me read them. Clifford books are great!

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