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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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Corduroy is the perfect book to listen to in the audiobook format. The story is easy to follow and imagine. The narrator's voice suits the book and makes it easy to listen to. Children will love this book because of its simplicity and characters, but will remember it because of the lesson it taught.
  adates12 | Dec 17, 2014 |
Corduroy is a great fantasy book where a teddy bear comes to life. It's a quality book about friendship. Corduroy spends the entire book wanting a friend and he finally finds one in Lisa. It's also a diverse cast of characters. Aside from a bear as a main character, a few different races are represented in the book. ( )
  hphipp2 | Dec 5, 2014 |
A sweet story about what it means to still love something or someone even if they aren't perfect because that is what makes them unique.
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 4, 2014 |
I loved this book as a child and like it more as an adult now that I can relate to it. Through out life, I have realized that it is important to love people for their imperfections as well as their perfections. Corduroy is an imperfect bear that is never bought by anyone because he is missing a button on his overalls. One day a girl comes in and wants to buy him but her mother says no. After realizing that he is missing a button, that being the reason people won't buy him, he goes on an adventure to find his button. While on the hunt for his button, a security guard finds him and brings him back to his shelf. To his surprise, the girl came back the following day and bought him. She loved his imperfections, creating a great message for young readers. This is a great story to have lessons on journeys, love, and finding the good in everyone. The illustrations in the book make it even more lovable. You find yourself routing for Corduroy as he is looking for his button and hoping to get sold. Overall it is a great read and I definitely recommend it.
  lfasce1 | Dec 1, 2014 |
I loved this book as a child and like it more as an adult. Corderoy is a bear that is never bought by any shoppers in a department store because he is missing a button on his overalls. One day a girl comes in and wants to buy him but her mother says no. That night, after realizing that he is missing a button, he goes all around the department store looking for his button. The nightguard finds him and brings him back to his shelf. Then the next day, the girl comes back to buy him. She loves Corderoy despite his missing button. It truly is a sweet story about overlooking people's imperfections. Great read. ( )
  rpazmino-calligan | Nov 30, 2014 |
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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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