Clifford The Big Red Dog: The Movie – adapted by Georgia Ball, illustrated by Chi Ngo


 Clifford The Big Red Dog: The Movie – adapted by Georgia Ball, illustrated by Chi Ngo, Scholastic Inc., 9781338665109, October 2020 (partial preview)

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

What did you like about the book:  A new Clifford tale for the older grades in a graphic novel format adapted from the ‘Clifford Movie’.  Emily Elizabeth begins a new school in Harlem, NY and is having a hard time fitting in with the girls since she is on a scholarship.  Her divorced mom leaves for a business trip and she is left with her Uncle Casey on her birthday. While the two are walking through Central Park they come upon Bridwell’s Animal Rescue where Emily meets a lost tiny red puppy.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a fun fictional story for Clifford lovers that are now in grades 2-5.  I look forward to seeing the whole version.

Who should buy this book?  elementary schools and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Graphic Novel fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  August 21, 2020

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