I told this to one of my nephews after reading part of the book to him. We didn’t finish it because he got really into pretending to crash toy cars off the coffee table and onto the carpet. Each time he would make an explosion sound and then usually a few seconds of fire sounds, so I knew there were never any survivors. I used to do the same thing. It was at that moment when I wondered which of us had the darker imagination. I wish I was with him now and the rest of my family eating corn on the cob or whatever normal people do.
I have a haiku.
Labor Day weekend
I grew a poor looking beard
It rained in New York
Who are these ‘normal’ people?
I’m not sure what normal is. I think it is a strange concept most other people get that I’ve never been able to wrap my head around.
Normal people are the ones you need to watch out for. They are the squirrelly ones.
My granddaughter, 2.5 years old, is sort of obsessed with Clifford. I can’t get past the fact that Clifford’s dad is a normal-sized dog. Of course I read the books to her anyway.
I can’t remember why he is big either. Radiation? Those gamma waves will do a number on DNA, according to most comic books.
Man, I fucking hated Clifford. It’s poorly drawn. His size is always changing. The storylines were awful. The dialog was shit. Seriously, there’s some really good children’s books out there and Clifford ain’t one. I was so glad my daughter got too old for him. And don’t get me started on those fucking Bernstein Bears, either.
I hated Clifford
But my kids made me read him
Dante’s sixth level
I thought the Bernstein Bears were pretty weak too but they had some pretty good, albeit heavy-handed, lessons.
I am just going to give all future children I encounter a copy of Brave New World and call it a day.
I would have taken that and been very happy.
That book was so intense.
Lol…couldn’t agree more about Clifford. and the Berenstein Bears books are way too wordy, giving you so much unneeded information. Never let your kid pick out one of those for bedtime; they take foreverrrrrrr.
I had to sit through the cartoons with a few of the kids I was conned into looking after ‘just for ten minutes’.
Two hours later I was ready to eat the TV set!!! :)
There were cartoons?
Yup! Lovingly preserved on video tape to watch over and over… :)
I love the second cartoon. It was probably accidental swallowing when he tried to like people in a friendly manner.
you’ve done stole Clifford and turned him demonic! haha…in libraryland, Clifford does some big business on a daily basis. Perhaps you should draw a follow-up pic for your haiku – beards are all the rage these days for ‘normal hipsters’ ….
It wasn’t a beard it was a manifestation of wasted time and a bad feeling that I had inside myself.
I’m agreeing with Angela with this, you’ve stolen Clifford and turned him demonic. Although he may have already been…..but then again could demonic be normal and everyone else is abnormal for being ‘sane’?
My parents got me a couple of Clifford books because the human protagonist shared a first AND second name with me.
I preferred the story about the kid who gets a pet dragon and feeds it many pancakes, whereupon it grows to enormous size. Or ‘Little Monster’s Bedtime Book’.
Little Monster ruled. I was all about the subplots going on in the background with the tiny animals that were always hanging around him and his family.
I LOVE CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG!*
*These are actually lyrics, not just me screaming my dog love into the internet.
MY EXACT THOUGHTS!