TBTB – Clifford the Big Red Dog


The original, 1963 cover of Clifford the Big Red Dog. “[I] was shocked when it was accepted for publication, because I’d never written anything before,” says Norman Bridwell. Scholastic

One of my all-time favorite reads was of this friendly, red dog. Later on, Clifford made his way onto small-screen edutainment station PBS. I hope late author Norman Bridwell’s legacy touches the lives of future generations.

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‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Creator Bridwell Dies At 86 (NPR)


Author Norman Bridwell and his wife, Norma, pose for a portrait in 2011. The creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog stories passed away Friday at age 86. Charles Sykes/AP

Last night, I came across the news that author Norman Bridwell passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. Bridwell created the lovable Clifford the Big Red Dog series. Many kiddos, myself included, learned and enjoyed Bridwell’s “edutainment.” Access NPR’s piece about Bridwell by clicking here.

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


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 My first experience with Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day must have been auditory. I can recall the words so much better than the images. Yet, I have often alluded to this picture book when I’m having a lousy time of it.

With the film out in theaters, I remembered the elementary school librarian reading this book to us.  Also, I recalled a substitute teacher playing the audiotape for us. How old school is that?

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