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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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Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.
  CassityE | Mar 20, 2017 |
In the story, Corduroy, a bear waits and waits for someone to buy him, but no one notices him. One day, a young girl sees him and wants to buy him, but her mother won’t let her because he has a button missing. The young girl returns the following day with her piggy bank to buy Corduroy. The moral of this story is to never judge anyone based on appearances. After the young girl bought Corduroy, she realized that he wasn’t broken at all, but he was perfect! At the end of the story the two became best friends. ( )
  arianacassiere | Mar 16, 2017 |
This book brings back many memories for me as a child, I asked my mom to read this book every night to be. This book is a sweet book about a teddy bear, that is in a mall, and wants someone to take him home. The reason this was my favorite book is because, the story was from the point of view of the teddy bear. Most kids who have teddy bears will thoroughly enjoy this story. There is also an element of humor, when the police officer hears the teddy bear, the bear hides with the other toys as a disguise. I also love the illustrations in the book, because they give you a better understanding of the book. Since the book is from the point of view of the bear, he states that he thinks he is in a palace, but because of the pictures the reader knows it is a shopping mall, and he is in the home department in a store. ( )
  aedwar14 | Mar 16, 2017 |
Corduroy is one of my all time favorite children's book. It is a great book to present to students to teach about adventure and friendship. The reading level of this book would be elementary. ( )
  alexisjm01 | Mar 15, 2017 |
In the book, Corduroy, there is a bear in a toy store that no one seems to want to buy. He sits on the shelf very sad wishing someone wuld pick him. One day a girl comes in with her mom and wants to buy the bear. The mother tells her she does not want to spend the money on the bear and that he has a missing button. The bear goes on a hunt that night to find his button and finds it! The next day the girl comes back and buys the bear. The central message in this story is patience and determination. Corduroy was so patient in the toy store, and was so determined the find his button and he was finally picked! ( )
  OliviaRubino | Mar 14, 2017 |
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This book brings back many memories for me as a child, I asked my mom to read this book every night to be. This book is a sweet book about a teddy bear, that is in a mall, and wants someone to take him home. The reason this was my favorite book is because, the story was from the point of view of the teddy bear. Most kids who have teddy bears will thoroughly enjoy this story. There is also an element of humor, when the police officer hears the teddy bear, the bear hides with the other toys as a disguise. I also love the illustrations in the book, because they give you a better understanding of the book. Since the book is from the point of view of the bear, he states that he thinks he is in a palace, but because of the pictures the reader knows it is a shopping mall, and he is in the home department in a store.
 
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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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