Imagine having a dog bigger than a house! In the original story that has sparked the imaginations of young readers for generations, a little girl gets a tiny puppy who grows up to be the biggest dog in the whole world. He's so big that he can fetch robbers…and their car! Most important, Clifford is a good friend who's always cheerful and ready to play and help. Series Information: With his larger–than–life stories and his huge heart, Clifford the Big Red Dog has entertained children since 1963. Though he began as a tiny puppy, Clifford grew into the biggest dog around, and he and his owner, Emily Elizabeth, have lots of adventures together. Incorporating simple, colorful illustrations and fun–to–read stories into a range of formats, from board books to beginning readers, the Clifford series appeals to a variety of ages. It's no wonder Clifford is Scholastic's reading mascot; he's so often a child's very first reading friend.