FAQ Index

What is Clifford's Puppy Days™?
Will the Clifford The Big Red Dog® TV series continue to air?
Where can I get a list of all the program titles and their numbers or sequence?
I've been trying to find Clifford videos everywhere, and I can't find them.
Who is the voice of Cleo the dog?
And, who is the voice of Norville the bird?
When is Clifford's birthday?
Are there any teacher's lessons to accompany the series?
For what age group are the Clifford TV shows primarily intended?
What are the programs' goals?
Isn't Clifford associated with RIF (Reading Is Fundamental)?
What's Clifford really like?
How old is Emily Elizabeth?
Is it true that there's buried treasure on Birdwell Island?
The Birdwell Island Library looks like a boat. Is it really?
Who is the voice of Clifford?
Where can I find printable pages for coloring and other offline activities?
What time is the Clifford TV show on?
How did Clifford get so big? And how did the doggie snacks and doggie bones get so big?
Where can I purchase Clifford videos & books?

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Q. What is Clifford's Puppy Days™?
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Clifford's Puppy Days is a 25-episode prequel to Clifford The Big Red Dog®, recounting Clifford's days as a very small puppy. The show features new friends and an exciting urban setting. Go to our special Clifford's Puppy Days page to meet and play with Clifford the Puppy and all his friends.

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Q. Will the Clifford The Big Red Dog® TV series continue to air?
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Yes, Clifford The Big Red Dog will continue to air on PBS Kids, and Clifford's Puppy Days will air on certain days in the same time slot as Clifford The Big Red Dog. For more specific information on broadcast times for both shows in your local area, visit the Television Schedule page

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Q. Where can I get a list of all the program titles and their numbers or sequence?
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You'll find that list on the first page of our Offline Activities area, where each episode is linked to corresponding activities for home or school.

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Q. I've been trying to find Clifford videos everywhere, and I can't find them.
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If you can't find Clifford videos at a local bookstore, video store, or toy store, drop in at the Sea Shell Shop next time you're visiting Birdwell Island. If you're not planning a trip to the island soon, try one of the popular online bookstores. We know you'll find Clifford videos there.

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Q. Who is the voice of Cleo the dog?
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Cleo's voice is provided by Cree Summer. You can read about Cree and the other actors who provide the voices of all the other characters in our Meet the Cast area.

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Q. And, who is the voice of Norville the bird?
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Norville's voice is provided by Henry Winkler. You can read about Henry and the other actors who provide the voices of all the other characters in our Meet the Cast area.

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Q. When is Clifford's birthday?
A.
Clifford's birthday is February 15th, the day after Valentine's Day!

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Q. Are there any teacher's lessons to accompany the series?
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Yes, indeed!

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Q. For what age group are the Clifford TV shows primarily intended?
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We've geared both Clifford The Big Red Dog and Clifford's Puppy Days toward the interests of children between three and seven. This website is primarily intended for children of three and four.

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Q. What are the programs' goals?
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Both the Clifford The Big Red Dog and the Clifford's Puppy Days TV series emphasize good citizenship and the importance of community. Through the character of Clifford, whose heart is as big as he is, children absorb gentle lessons about acceptance and inclusion. We think that it's Clifford's "every dog" kindness that has made him a beloved icon with children and parents for more than 39 years. Clifford's stories also demonstrate an important lesson for children, which is that approaching the world with open hearts and minds brings many rewards.

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Q. Isn't Clifford associated with RIF (Reading Is Fundamental)?
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Yes, indeed! Clifford is a mascot for RIF. We like to think of him as RIF's spokesdog. RIF, by the way, is the largest reading program for kids, and distributes Clifford books at all of its 3,330 distribution centers, serving 24 million children.

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Q. What's Clifford really like?
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Well, he's big and red... but you knew that. He's friendly, big-hearted, loyal, fun-loving, and sweet. What makes Clifford tick? The simple things, really. He's a kid at heart, representing our pre-school audience with their hopes, dreams, and fears. His reactions to situations are wide-eyed and innocent, he learns from his mistakes, and he doesn't think twice about standing up for what is right. He thinks like a dog, acts like a dog, smells like a dog—hey! he is a dog!

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Q. How old is Emily Elizabeth?
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She's eight. Clifford's younger, but he's MUCH bigger!

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Q. Is it true that there's buried treasure on Birdwell Island?
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Well, we won't say there is, and we won't say there isn't, but some of the Birdwell Island legends say that there is. If you pay a visit to the harbor area and get to know some of the old salts, you're sure to hear a story or two about buried treasure—and you might hear one about the Birdwell Island sea monster, too.

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Q. The Birdwell Island Library looks like a boat. Is it really?
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Yes, it really is a boat. It's an old ferry, retired from ferry service, but now converted into the library building. Drop by and visit sometime!

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Q. Who is the voice of Clifford?
A. John Ritter was the voice of Clifford for the 65 episodes of the Clifford The Big Red Dog TV series. (For more details, please see our special article Remembering a Good Friend: A Tribute to John Ritter.) Lara J Miller provides the voice of Clifford for the Clifford's Puppy Days series. Clifford The Big Red Dog will continue to air on PBS KIDS along with Clifford's Puppy Days. On this site, you can go behind the scenes and meet the other talented actors who portray your favorite animated characters from both series.

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Q. Where can I find printable pages for coloring and other offline activities?
A. You'll find thumbnails of all the printable pages here. Just click any one to preview and print it.

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Q. What time is the Clifford TV show on?
A. You can find the broadcast time for the Clifford show in your local area by visiting the Television Schedule page.

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Q. How did Clifford get so big? And how did the doggie snacks and doggie bones get so big?
A. Clifford began as the runt of the litter, but he was raised on Emily Elizabeth's love, which is chock full of secret ingredients. The Doggie Doodle company makes the huge doggie snacks that Clifford enjoys, but they're not available in any store. Those enormous bones that Clifford finds may be prehistoric leftovers, from a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

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Q. Where can I purchase Clifford videos & books?
A. Books are available now in bookstores everywhere. Clifford videos and DVD's can also be found in video stores nationwide. Also look for party goods, children's clothing, and home and school accessories at home goods retailers near you.

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