Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#Scholastic ~ Clifford the Big Red Dog is Turning 50~!!!

February 14, 2013 will mark the 50th Birthday of Norman Bridwell's endearing creation, Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Starting September 24th, Scholastic will be kicking off celebrations with all new publishing, apps and even a live, classroom Birthday event.

Scholastic plans on publishing Bridwell's Clifford Collection which will include all six of the classic stories which were originally published between 1963 and 1977 as well as, an original letter from Bridwell and never~before~seen 1962 painting that inspired the Clifford series.

Also, a live classroom Birthday party from Sholastic's headquarters in New York City will be webcast to classrooms across the United States.  The event will feature activities that support the social, emotional, literacy and language skills that Clifford has been known to instill.

Three new Facebook apps are currently in the works which are slated to debut in November, December and January as well, new digital products are being launched in September for iOS and Android devices.  The app will have a Birthday~themed application that will also build literary skills.

A national sweepstakes for fans at will be launched and in December, PBS Kids will air a special broadcast premiere of Clifford's Really Big Movie.

Happy 50th Birthday Clifford~!!

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