This is not a very strong Clifford book. It would be a good book for a child to practice reading, but that is how it also feels. It doesn't really have a story. It just describes Clifford. He's big. He's red. There are other red dogs. There are other big dogs. etc. etc. It's kind of boring. If you're looking for a Clifford book to read to a child, I would not pick this one. If you're looking for a Clifford book to help a child practice reading, this would be a good one to use - until they get bored with it. Check out some of the other Clifford books for better ones, Small Red Puppy, Firehouse, Halloween, Champion, etc.