Happy 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!
You can also enter Clifford's BIG Birthday Sweepstakes for a chance to win a party in your hometown for you and up to 50 of your friends on or around Clifford's birthday on February 14, 2013. It's sure to be BIG!
We want to hear from you! Tell us your fondest memories of Clifford in the Comments below!—Amabel, Scholastic Media