He's Back! Clifford Visits the Zoo by Norman Bridwell
I'M EMILY ELIZABETH, AND THIS IS MY DOG.
HIS NAME IS CLIFFORD.
For more than two generations of preschoolers, Emily Elizabeth has explored the world around her with the help of her pet, Clifford the Big Red Dog. And it seems that Clifford is still sniffing out new adventures.
TODAY WE ARE GOING TO THE ZOO!
THE PEOPLE AT THE ZOO HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE CLIFFORD.
To the animals at the zoo, Clifford is their exhibit, and they all peer from their enclosures at the giant red dog while Clifford studies them. They are all animals, but they are different from Clifford.
The penguins are small and Clifford is big. The howler monkeys are noisy. Clifford is quiet. The muddy hippos are dirty, but Clifford is clean. Butterflies are light, while Clifford is heavy.
Emily Elizabeth compares ten very different zoo animals to Clifford, introducing contrasting adjectives as well as unusual animals like sloths, koalas, and chameleons to youngsters as she strolls through the zoo, with Norman Bridwell's famous dog in Clifford Visits the Zoo (Scholastic Press, 2014). An appendix, Animal Facts, fills in other details about each animal, including geographic habitat, diet, and fun factoids: the howler monkey can be heard three miles away; seals can hold their breath underwater for an hour; and Monarch butterflies migrate 2000 miles in the winter to stay warm.
A popular preschool character, television cartoon star, and everyone's favorite red dog, Clifford is still teaching kids and still has all his star power. As Emily Elizabeth says,
CLIFFORD IS MANY THINGS, BUT MOST OF ALL, HE IS LOVED!