Norman Bridwell needs no introduction. He is the author/illustrator of the ever-so popular Clifford books. Our library has more than forty titles and two plush toys that are fondled and borrowed very frequently.
On the Scholastic website Bridwell sums up Clifford's characteristics matter-of-factly: “He's red and he's warm. Clifford does what you'd like to do but can't. Because Clifford is so big and also because he's a dog, he's able to do the most unbelievable and imaginative things. But not too unbelievable or imaginative. You won't see Clifford traveling in outer space, for example." Bridwell is firm about his decision that Clifford won't do anything that a real dog wouldn't do!