Clifford Visits the Hospital

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Scholastic, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Even though no dogs are allowed in the hospital, Clifford the Puppy manages to find his way in and soon is entertaining the patients, meeting the hospital staff, and getting into all types of fun-filled mischief. Original.

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Review: Clifford Visits The Hospital (Clifford the Big Red Dog)

User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

How little Clifford ends up at the hospital and almost gets away with it. Read full review

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Clifford visits the hospital and gets into mischief everywhere he goes. Read full review

About the author (2000)

There's no denying that kids love Clifford®. The Big Red Dog® has been a favorite since Norman Bridwell created him over 40 years ago. "I was working as a commercial artist in New York City. There wasn't much work, so I made some sample pictures and took them to several publishers. They all rejected my work. But one editor suggested that I try writing a book of my own to illustrate. I had done a painting of a little girl with a big red dog. That seemed like a funny idea, so I made up a story about them. I increased the dog's size from as big as a horse to as big as a house. My wife named the dog Clifford, and we named the little girl Emily Elizabeth after our daughter. In three days I had written the story and drawn the pictures for Clifford The Big Red Dog. When Scholastic called and said they wanted the book, I was stunned." Bridwell, who grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, lives now on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, with his wife, Norma.For more information about Norman Bridwell, visit:

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