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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Clifford

50 years old! And lots of celebrating going on.

Yesterday a huge banner appeared, unfurled onto the Scholastic Building in lower Manhattan. I missed it by a few days, but here's a great picture.


I saw Clifford everywhere though.
Decorating Broadway, hanging out at the New York Public Library's main Children's Room.

(Can't resist sneaking this one in. 
Had to pose Glory Be with Clifford in the background. NYPL visit!)

If you've never visited the Scholastic Store, in the middle of Soho, it's totally worth a trip. Especially with kids in tow. 

This greeted us. 
Kate Messner, talking about reading and writing, encouraging kids. 
Okay, not really her. But pretty lifelike!

And there's also Clifford. Welcoming everybody into the store. Yes, it only takes a little to BE BIG. You tell 'em, Big Red Dog...

And my very favorite part of the store. Tucked behind the bright red bannister.
A quote I adore.


PragmaticMom said...

We are big Clifford fans too! Happy Bday Big Guy!

Kate said...

Whoa! I had no idea that video was playing at the Scholastic store - thanks for sharing!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Yes, Kate, you were right there at the entrance. ;)
I love all the Clifford hoopla. Fun guy!