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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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.