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A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman (1978)

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This is the cutest book I have read so far! It features a multicultural neighborhood, and a young African American girl as the other main character. Corduroy is a teddy bear that goes in search for a pocket. He ends up getting separated and has adventures in the Laundromat that takes the reader down soap slides and into laundry baskets. The characters are very well developed, and the pace flows really steadily. I loved the illustrations. They were interactive and had so much to look at. At the end, the little girl made her bear a pocket of her own. It didn’t really make the reader think about anything, but the diverse setting normalizes multicultural environments naturally. ( )
  tburfe1 | Nov 11, 2014 |
This picture book is a spin off of my other edited book "Corduroy" however, in this book the little bear is searching for a pocket because he realizes he does not have one. Similar to the book by Freeman the bear is searching for something with great despair. In the end his owner, Lisa ends up making him a pocket square just like she sewed on a button in the first book. Freeman engages a younger audience with his light and cheery vocab and ability to use illustrations to show vibrant times and shadows to show more lonesome times.
  Jclark5 | Sep 21, 2014 |
A pocket for corduroy is about a girl who loses her bear at the laundry mat. The bear also is looking for a pocket for himself.
This story is definitely odd to read as an adult because noone seems to notice that the bear moves itself and knocks over the laundry soap. It is a heartwarming tale full of fantasy and childhood imagination.
  Dyne001 | Jul 13, 2014 |
Lisa brought Corduroy to the laundry mat. Corduroy wanted a pocket so he went to search for something to make one out of. A man found him and put Corduroy's clothes in the washer to wash them. Lisa came to get Corduroy the next day and made in a pocket when they got home.
  kristynzonsius | Nov 11, 2013 |
This book would be used for children to work in groups to come up with a way to find their bear.
  cbs022 | May 2, 2013 |
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To Takako Nishinoya, who knows how a bear feels about pockets
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Late one summer afternoon Lisa and her mother took their laundry to the laundromat.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067056172X, Hardcover)

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.

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A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat.

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