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Corduroy (original 1968; edition 1968)

by Don Freeman

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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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This is one of my favorite children's books. I like this book for two reasons. First, the illustrations really enhance the story with their bright colors and simplistic drawings. The character is also well-developed yet simplistic. Second, I really enjoy the overall plot of the story. The main character is faced with the challenge of getting home, and he goes through an adventure through an empty shopping store to find his missing button. The message behind this story is about love and family. ( )
  KatherineNelson | May 3, 2016 |
Corduroy is a class story that kids will still enjoy today. A teddy bear lives in a department store and goes on an adventure to find himself a new button for his overalls and a new home to live in. This story is great for working on predictions.
  Nikki.Windschitl | May 1, 2016 |
This book is about a bear named Corduroy who lives in a big store. He constantly gets looked over by customers, until a young girl spots him and falls in love. She does not even care about the fact that he is missing a button on his overalls. When her mother refuses to purchase Corduroy, the young girl saves her money and purchases him on her own. Corduroy is pleased to finally have a home and a friend. The illustrations in this book are fun and colorful. It looks like Don Freeman used paint, possibly watercolor, and line work to create all of the images. I think this is a cute book that students would find enjoyable. ( )
  cedoyle | Apr 25, 2016 |
I picked this book because I know it is a famous book around the world and I have never read it. This book is just so cute. After watching all the toys go home to their new owner day after day poor Corduroy is constantly day dreaming of when he will get his chance. After many events the day finally comes and Corduroy gets the home he has always dreamed about. I can see why this book is just a classic. This is one of those books that I can see myself reading to my children one day night after night. ( )
  Jmreed1 | Apr 22, 2016 |
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Media:paint, color pencils
Critique: This is a heart warming story about a humble little bear who nobody wants to buy because he is old and missing buttons, but he gets his wish of finding a home. A little girl wanted this bear but was told she could not buy it, but then went back for him and showed him love and affection. This is a book where children can relate to when they wanted something really bad but could not have it. ( )
  Ahusk | Apr 15, 2016 |
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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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