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Corduroy (original 1968; edition 1968)

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Title:Corduroy
Authors:Don Freeman
Info:Viking Juvenile (1968), Edition: 18th Printing, Hardcover, 28 pages
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Corduroy by Don Freeman (1968)

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Corduroy is a small bear in a department store that is missing a button, after this one little girl shows interest in him her mother said that she could not have him because she had already spent to much money. That night Corduroy went on an adventure throughout the store to find his missing button and found the furniture department and figured he was in a mansion. He located a button on a mattress and was able to get it loose in which he knocked over a lamb and made a loud noise. The security guard came along and found him and placed him back on the shelf where he belonged and the little girl came back to get him and took him home. This is a good story to let children know that even when they think they will never find any friends one will always come along. ( )
  JamesA.Wilson | Jul 5, 2015 |
A cute story of how a toy bear finds a home with a young girl after going on an adventure to find his missing button. ( )
  lbradf4 | May 12, 2015 |
Corduroy is the story of a bear named Corduroy. He is a toy bear living in the toy section of a department store and wants nothing more than to be bought and given a home. He does not realize it, but no one is buying him because he is missing a button on his corduroy overalls, so one night, he adventures to find one. He does not find a button, and is returned to the toy department when a security guard finds him hiding in a bed. At the end of the story, a little girl buys corduroy and sews him on a button for his strap and tells him that "She likes him how he is, but he will be more comfortable with a fastened strap." I think this is a cute story for children to read or have read aloud for them at home and it shows that them "Dreams do come true." ( )
  mskell2 | May 4, 2015 |
Summary: Corduroy is a teddy bear in a department store that is spotted by a little girl but the mother won't allow her to get it because he is missing a button on his overalls. When they leave Corduroy goes to find the button and finds a button in another department. The next day the girl comes back and buys the bear and fixes his overalls.

Personal connection: This book made me curious if items actually came alive when I was younger. I felt bad for inventory that seemed damaged and would want to buy it.

Class use: Talk about insecurities and how they are overlooked in friendship. ( )
  allisonpollack | Apr 30, 2015 |
This book is good to teach the kids how to treat their friends all the same and with respect. Do not judge someone from their outward appearance. ( )
  Kelsly93 | Apr 30, 2015 |
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To Sally Elizabeth Kildow and Patrick Steven Duff Kildow, who know how a bear feels about buttons
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Corduroy is a bear who once lived in a toy department of a big store.
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Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He accidentally gets on an elevator that he thinks must be a mountain and sees the furniture section that he thinks must be a palace. He tries to pull a button off the mattress, but he ends up falling off the bed and knocking over a lamp. The night watchman hears the crash, finds Corduroy, and puts him back on the shelf downstairs. The next morning, he finds that it's his lucky day! A little girl buys him with money she saved in her piggy bank and takes him home to her room. Corduroy decides that this must be home and that Lisa must be his friend. Youngsters will never get tired of this toy-comes-alive tale with a happy ending, so you may also want to seek out Dan Freeman's next creation, A Pocket for Corduroy. (Ages 3 to 8)
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Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He accidentally gets on an elevator that he thinks must be a mountain and sees the furniture section that he thinks must be a palace. He tries to pull a button off the mattress, but he ends up falling off the bed and knocking over a lamp. The night watchman hears the crash, finds Corduroy, and puts him back on the shelf downstairs. The next morning, he finds that it's his lucky day! A little girl buys him with money she saved in her piggy bank and takes him home to her room. Corduroy decides that this must be home and that Lisa must be his friend. Youngsters will never get tired of this toy-comes-alive tale with a happy ending, so you may also want to seek out Dan Freeman's next creation, A Pocket for Corduroy. (Ages 3 to 8)

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A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.

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