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The Big Itch (Clifford the Big Red Dog)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Another beginning reader about everyone's favorite Big Red Dog, based on an episode from the award-winning TV show.

Clifford can't stop scratching an itch on his back. He even rubs his back against an apple tree--until all the apples fall! Emily Elizabeth wants to take him to the vet, but he doesn't want to go. Finally he learns to trust her, and the vet helps make it all b
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 2003)
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Dec 02, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This was a cute story about Clifford having a big itch and not wanting to go to the vet. He tries to hide his itch from Emily, his owner, as long as possible but eventually is forced to go. His friends are also helping him hide it because they are also scared for him to go to the vet. He discovers there was nothing to be afraid of and that the vet actually helped him. I think children could relate going to the vet to going to the dr. Therefore this could send the message to children that going t ...more
Feb 01, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Our girls enjoy reading books in the Clifford series. They are starting to outgrow the books, but for now they still admit they like them. This is a good story about being afraid to go to the doctor (or in this case, vet). It shows that doctors are kind and helpful. Good, simple narrative for beginning readers and colorful illustrations highlight this tale. The illustrations are from the PBS Kids television show and, thank heavens, Emily Elizabeth does not have her soulless eyes as she typically ...more
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Oct 01, 2016 Heather Jo rated it really liked it
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Aug 17, 2016 Nathan rated it liked it
I appreciated the "Do you remember" questions at the end of the story.
Helpful to make kids think back through what they just read or heard.
Feb 26, 2014 Sonia rated it liked it
Shelves: tutoring-books
It was an amusing read. I remember watching the episode version of this when I was small, good old memories. :)
Jan 29, 2015 Sandra added it
An amazing book for children and parents.
Rosa Cline
Jan 19, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Clifford has a big itch that he tries to get rid of on his own, he is afraid of seeing the new vet. But in the end the vet is very nice and he sees it's not that bad and feels much better. This book is very easy read so would be okay for a beginner reader.
Oct 08, 2009 A. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: age 6 and younger

I like how T-bone reassured Cleo that Clifford is not Alone at the vet's office. "...she would never let anyone hurt him," said T-bone.

I like this just made me feel itchy :)

Jaime Contreras
Aug 02, 2013 Jaime Contreras rated it it was ok
Clifford has a problem that most dogs do but he uses other things to scratch against, houses, garages, etc. This is a funny adventure.
Elizabeth S
Mar 07, 2012 Elizabeth S rated it it was ok
Shelves: c-beginner
Surprisingly, this one wasn't NEARLY as stupid as most of the other Clifford books that are based on the TV show.
May 17, 2015 Brea rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
Reading about Clifford the Big Red Dog and his bug bite...
This has been a long day.
May 31, 2016 Theresa rated it it was ok
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The Big Itch
Inches, Alison
continuation of the Clifford series
Jun 01, 2013 Aaliyah rated it it was amazing
We love any book about Clifford the BIG RED DOG! :)
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