First Snow Day
Review by: Yvonne
This story is the recollection
of Clifford’s first snow day, as told by his owner, Emily Elizabeth.
The first snow had been falling all night, that year, and Emily decided
to take Clifford for a walk in it. After getting herself all bundled up,
the two of them ventured outside. Clifford was really surprised, but he
had a little trouble walking in the deep snow. Then Clifford figured out
a way to solve his problem, he hopped into Emily’s footprints! They
went to the tobogganing hill to watch the children who were sledding
there, and Emily thought Clifford might like to try too. Poor Clifford
fell off the sled because he couldn’t hold on! Emily put Clifford into
her boot and let him use that as a sled. Clifford enjoyed tobogganing
very much. Soon Emily and Clifford made there way to the pond to watch
the skaters on the ice. Suddenly, Clifford ran onto the ice, narrowly
escaping the skaters! Emily was frightened that Clifford would get hurt
as she couldn’t reach him. When Emily called for help, a nice boy who
was playing hockey with his friends, took Clifford back to Emily.
Clifford licked the boys face to say thank you and then it was time to
head home. On the way home, Emily saw her friend making a snow man and
decided to help him. Emily made the snowman’s tummy and her friend
made the bottom and top snow balls. After putting the snowman together
Emily realized that Clifford was gone! Where could he be? When the
snowman’s red nose began moving and the snowman’s head began barking
they quickly found the little pup. Emily took Clifford home to warm up
and they both enjoyed a bowl of warm soup. Looking back now, Clifford
had a great adventure on his first snow day! Now that Clifford is all
grown up he has even more fun with Emily Elizabeth!
I recommend this book for ages two to
six. The younger ones love the stories of the big red dog and the
beginning readers will enjoy reading this one by themselves.