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Great for young readers, and for learning about firefighters and fire safety!
  charity_thurman | Mar 13, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, I liked the illustrations because they enhanced the story. The bright colors help keep the audience engaged and follow along with the plot of the story. The illustrations also help the readers imagine how large Clifford is compared to a typical dog. For example, there is an image of Clifford helping to rescue people from a burning building. Because he was so large, he was able to reach where the firefighters could not on their ladder. The illustration on page 16 helps the audience envision how large Clifford is and can help the readers create an image in their mind of how unusually large Clifford is compared to normal dogs. Because of these detailed and vivid illustrations, they enhance the story and help the audience create an image in their minds to improve the story experience. I also like the writing. The writing is descriptive, yet simple enough for a young audience. The word choice is helpful in picturing the story. For example, the text states, "Smoke was pouring from the top floor of a tall building" (p. 14). As a young reader, this is descriptive and detailed so that the audience can follow along and envision what the author intended. The language helps to create the sense of urgency during a fire and provides a clear message of the importance of knowing basic fire safety to students. ( )
  kaylafrey | Feb 15, 2016 |
I appreciate that this one shows Clifford helping put out fires instead of threatening everyone with the belt if they don't stay in line (though firefighters are, in a sense, the thin edge of the wedge, right? Everyone loves a fireman, but the firemen will be the first to tell you police officers are brave and strong and on the frontlines too and you can trust a police officer like you would a fireman, and then where are you? Tasered as fuck), but I also wonder how the fire department in this town put out any fires before Clifford was around because they seem like they are struggling with the basics, dude. ( )
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  BRCSBooks | Nov 25, 2011 |
Clifford is a hero in this story. he saves the day when he helps the fire department. In this story he has a little trouble at first but gets to help put out the fires in the town with the fire department.
  BrittneyFields | May 10, 2010 |
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My name is Emily Elizabeth, and this is my dog Clifford.
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Clifford presents a list of seven important fire safety tips for children to learn.

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When Emily Elizabeth and Clifford visit Clifford's brother, Nero, a fire rescue dog, Clifford demonstrates fire safety and helps to put out a fire.

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