September 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Clifford!

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Clifford50Snipe_130x130Happy Birthday, Clifford!

He’s big, he’s red, and he’s oh, so loveable! It’s Clifford, of course. Clifford the Big Red Dog is just as much a part of our childhoods as balloons and ice cream sundaes. Whether you grew up reading the books or watching the TV show, it’s hard not to smile when you think about Clifford. This year, Clifford’s celebrating a very BIG milestone, his 50th birthday! 50 years ago Norman Bridwell painted a picture of a little girl and her big red dog. Little did he know at the time that it would spawn one of the most beloved children’s literary characters of all time!

While Clifford’s birthday is in February, he’s kicking off a birthday party this week that lasts all school-year long! And you know what Clifford wants more than anything for his birthday? A birthday card from YOU! Send Clifford a birthday card and share your personal birthday greetings!

Kids Card

We want to hear from you! Tell us your fondest memories of Clifford in the Comments below!

—Amabel, Scholastic Media

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  1. :)

    I can’t believe it is clifford’s 50th B-day
    I remember when I use to watch that show it was one of my favorites when I was younger

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  2. vampirebutterfly9

    HAPPY 50 B’DAY CLIFFORD , STAY BIG & RED AND I LOVED YOU VERRY MUCH SINCE I WAS 2 YEARS OLD & I AM 11 NOW ! ( LOL ) :D

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  3. emeraldcandy41

    Happy 50th Birthday,Clifford!
    When I was younger I was a Barney fan and a Clifford fan. Over these fifty years you’re still big,red,and my favorite dog!!!

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  4. phenomenalbeetle4

    Happy Birthday Clifford! My family and I still watch your show when it is on. My little sister loves reading your books!

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  5. Isla Silvercresent

    OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE Clifford! This was my favorite show of all time! I liked how he wasn’t perfect but didn’t also make glaringly obvious mistakes either and then changed them while kindly teaching us the reasons why. Wow they don’t make nice shows like this anymore.
    My favorite memory of Clifford would probably be the episode where Clifford and the gang found a garden which made them stink really bad! So funny!

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