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Clifford The Big Red Dog Thinking Adventures - PC/Mac

by Scholastic
Windows 98 / Me / 95, Mac
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)


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Product Features

  • Build Skills on Your Way to Clifford's Big Party! Product Information Clifford The Bit Red Dog may be big and red, but as far as he's concerned he'sjust like any other dog. That's why, when Clifford tries to do what other dogsdo, things can get a little out of hand. Sometimes he gets into trouble.Sometimes he saves the day. Most of the time he has a lot of fun. All of thetime he's a good dog

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 98 / Me / 95, Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.8 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00004TTU8
  • Item model number: 21545
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,457 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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Children direct a skill-building journey through Clifford's neighborhood, looking for ways to make his birthday party big fun. Entertaining activities encourage children to use their problem-solving and reasoning skills as well as their imaginations. Kids are part of the action as they track down Clifford's special birthday package, decorate his huge cake, and more.

Product Description

Children direct this skill-building journey through Clifford's neighborhood looking for ways to make his party big fun! Kids are presented with challenges that require them to use their problem solving skills to complete various steps. The celebration begins once children have everything they need to throw a party big enough for Clifford!

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83 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woof Woof!! Excellent For Kids, Fun For Adults, Too! February 21, 2001
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Although Clifford's Thinking Adventures is rated for children ages 4-6, my 3 1/2 has been playing with it, loving it, and learning (without knowing it!) since we received it from Amazon a week ago. There are three difficulty levels, and even on the Easy setting I have been impressed with the level of thinking my daughter has shown in figuring out the puzzles and also in the long term goal of getting Clifford to his birthday party.
When you play, you first choose 4 jewels for Clifford's collar, which show up along the way as you explore the game and work on the more difficult, multi-part tasks which must be completed before Clifford's birthday party may begin. These tasks involve your putting together various items you find in the game to solve problems. For instance, one of the tasks is for Clifford to get a bath and brush so he will look spiffy for the party. Fair enough, but this task cannot simply be accomplished by going to the dog groomer's shop (Clifford is too big to get through the door!). Later, as the game is played, you will find that the groomer, who previously closed his shop at the mere sight of the humongous Clifford, is taking a balloon ride in the park. What do you do when his balloon gets stuck in the tree and he can't get down? Think think think...how about using that rope ladder we saw earlier by the fire station? When the groomer gets down, he is so greatful that he gives Clifford a grooming kit he can use, if he can find enough water to bathe in. Where is there enough water? Think think think...was that a swimming pool I saw on the map??
There are plenty of games and puzzles along the way to the party as well.
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70 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite of the kids December 23, 2000
By Turbo
Our kids have used many products. This became their favorite because of it's content as well as having Clifford which they knew from the books we have. This CD is pretty much what the title suggests - it's a thinking game. It gets them to remember items they saw on other screens and bring them to other screens to solve problems. I was pretty impressed at the success it had getting the kids to think - without our help. They sometimes play for hours till we tear them away. Both our 2 1/2 year old and 4 year old love it. I'd say that 3 year olds can probably start using it on their own if they are familiar with using programs of this type & the mouse. 2 year olds will need help solving some problems but love the graphics, painting and games. The box says ages 4-6.
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143 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of software November 1, 2000
By A Customer
This is one of the best children software around. When I first got my hands on it, I thought I could solve it in Hard mode in a few hours and expected a simple gameplay interface, being a 18-year-old who enjoys reading children's books (including Clifford). I was wrong. I ended up playing with this software for a few days, and the gameplay which requires you to move around from one place to another to solve puzzles is interesting and challenging. When I finally won the game, I decided to have another go. To my surprise, I found that some activities that was available during the last play has become unavailable, and some which was unavailable during the last play become available, just by changing choosing other options during the starting of a new game. This increases the replay value of the software. Couple this with the other fully interactive activities available; some which you can print out the results, eye-catching graphics, a bit of comedy, interactivity, and big red dog and his owner, and you get a time-enduring educational software that you would want to play again and again. The only drawback was the lack of background music during play (this might be a good thing, as voice instructions tend to clash and get distorted with the background music). Overall, this is one of the best educational software I've ever played with. I highly recommend it to any Clifford fan, old or young.
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93 of 99 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best dog every October 25, 2000
By A Customer
This game is a very good game. It kept my 4 year old busy and he loved to play it...Clifford is one of his favorite cartoon characters. I recomend this game to everyone
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone loves Clifford! December 16, 2000
And this software program allows kids to help Clifford and Emily get ready for Clifford's birthday party. There are activities for creativity, problem solving, puzzles, eye-hand coordination & organizing. It truly does get kids to think. The difficulty levels provide great variety. My 3 year old can handle the lowest level while the hardest gets me thinking. And each time you play, the games and activities change a little to provide plenty of variety at each level. This one has a long useful life of entertainment to provide.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Learning Software! November 29, 2001
By A Customer
I bought this for my daughter's 3rd birthday and she loved it then and loves it now 8 months later. It does not frustrate her like the Clifford Reading games do occasionally (though she likes that one too), so that is nice for both of us. The cake decorating, fruit/veggie sorting, bath/grooming session and helping out in the traffic jam are her favorite parts. There is a nice mix of easier and more difficult puzzles. I was particularly impressed with how quickly she picked up on the fact that you have to accomplish some things in a particular order to achieve the desired outcome. This is the best learning/playing software that I have seen (we have Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Reader Rabbit, Maisy, etc.), and it is great for teaching children to follow directions, solve puzzles and problems, use that all-important mouse (!), sharpen their memory, and to just plain "have fun".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Clifford's Thinking Adventures
A good way to build thinking skills for toddlers. A hit with our 4 1/2 year old grandson.
Published 22 days ago by Charles T. Jones
1.0 out of 5 stars I am sorry, but this is a virus!
I played this when I was six, but since then i have stopped. I ran an AVG scan and It was infected! Here's what AVG said: "Win32/CIH

This virus has its origin... Read more
Published on July 25, 2010 by Neal Shireman
3.0 out of 5 stars Does not play on MAC OS X Leopard
Unfortunately this game is not compatible with the OS X Leopard version (I have not found a way to make it run). Read more
Published on April 25, 2009 by KRM
5.0 out of 5 stars Great educational CD-rom
My son loves these CD-roms. He is almost 5 and plays them a lot. He is learning quite a bit. Plus, there are 3 different levels, so as he gets better, he gets more challenged. Read more
Published on June 2, 2008 by SavvyChris
3.0 out of 5 stars Good program but with a caveat
Everyone else has covered the positive aspects of the game well.

The downsides are:

- children can randomly guess at many things and thus avoid learning... Read more
Published on August 20, 2006 by TA Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great over and over
"It is really good" says my almost-7-year-old daughter. She and her twin brother have played this game countless times since we first purchased it over 2 years ago, maybe 3 years. Read more
Published on August 20, 2004 by Hamster
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised and very pleased.
This is my very first childs software game. I was quite amazed with it. Our 4 yr had never touched a mouse before, yet she (faked) a cry when she had to stop playing after her... Read more
Published on May 22, 2003 by Mark Spark
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great!
Our children, 2, 3 & 4, are just getting to know the computer. We've tried a couple different programs and this is by FAR the best. Our 4 year old is enthralled. Read more
Published on March 23, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivational and a Positive Influence
My four-year-old plays more than 30 educational software games on a monthly basis (sometimes three a day before school in the morning and before bed at night). Read more
Published on January 15, 2003 by Andrew Taber
5.0 out of 5 stars Clifford is my hero!
I bought this CD for my 3.5 year old daughter, and she loved it from the first day. I just gave her the basic instructions to get her started on it and then she wanted to do it... Read more
Published on December 22, 2002 by AmazonDiva
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