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Corduroy (Book and Bear) by Don Freeman
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Corduroy (Book and Bear) (original 1968; edition 2008)

by Don Freeman

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Title:Corduroy (Book and Bear)
Authors:Don Freeman
Info:Viking Juvenile (2008), Edition: Har/Toy, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:fiction, classic, friendship, dedication, fantasy, acceptance, reluctant readers

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Corduroy by Don Freeman (1968)

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This book is adorable! It teaches students that even though something doesn't always look "good as new" it can still be a really great companion/toy. ( )
  Madima6781 | Sep 26, 2016 |
Corduroy is the story of a stuffed teddy bear who finds himself without a button on his shoulder strap nor a child to go home with. After a night of roaming the department store he lived in, Corduroy was bought the next day by a young girl named Lisa. Lisa takes Corduroy home to her family’s apartment where she mends Corduroy’s shoulder strap and the two begin an everlasting friendship. In my personal opinion I found Corduroy to be a charming children’s book. I enjoyed the fiction/fantasy factor of the book; Corduroy is a talking stuffed animal that desires the friendship of a child. This allows for a more captivated audience. Another portion of the book that I found intriguing were the illustrations found on every page. Bright primary colors and sketch like drawings do an excellent job at grabbing the attention of the reader. Furthermore, the illustrations overall depict obvious and clear story lines that may assist struggling readers to predict what is happening in the story. Characters are always seen following perfectly along to what the story say they are doing; when the author says “she ran all the way up four flights of stairs, into her family’s apartment, and straight into her room,” the illustration shows a very excited Lisa running with Corduroy in her arms up the stairs. In addition, the writing style of the author is simple yet energetic which accompanies a suspenseful story line. Passages such as, “Suddenly he felt the floor moving underneath of him! Quite by accident he stepped onto an escalator- and up he went!” use exciting tone and diction. Finally, my last reason for liking this book is the big idea of the story is one that I find is important for children to learn- friendships can be made anywhere with anyone. Lisa and Corduroy both support this statement by admitting to one another on the last page of the book that they both have always wanted friends, and then hugging; “’You must be a friend,’ said Corduroy. ‘I’ve always wanted a friend.’ ‘Me too!’ said Lisa, and gave him a big hug.” ( )
  NathanielWhiteley | Sep 6, 2016 |
I think that Corduroy is a wonderful book that teaches life lessons about never judging a book by its cover and about making friends, no matter the circumstances. ( )
  ElizabethMoody | Sep 5, 2016 |
I loved this heartwarming book as a child ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I love this story because it brings to life s stuffed animal which so many kids can relate to. If I ever taught kindergarten or first grade I would bring in a real stuffed cordory for the kids to hold as I read the book. bringing in the stuffed animal might encourage them to pay closer attention.
  chelseaandrews | May 6, 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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