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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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a story of a teddy bear who wants to be loved but he lost a button and a little girl won't buy him if he is missing a button, so he ventures off to get a new one, doesn't find one but the little girl comes back and buys him. ( )
  frannymack13 | Feb 22, 2017 |
I absolutely love this story about a teddy bear looking for his missing button in a shopping mall. This is a great story for young kids and it also has wonderful pictures to go along with is. Set in a shopping mall Corduroy finds himself not only looking for his button, but also a home. ( )
  MollyMcConaughey | Feb 12, 2017 |
This book is a good fantasy book because it includes the fantastical element of a stuffed animal bear who is alive and has feelings. The bear is able to talk, think. act and express emotion like a human. The author used Corduroy to depict a relationship between the girl, Lisa, and the bear. The events are imaginative and logically consistent within the story. I think this book multiple meaningful themes. One of them being to not judge others based on appearances. Another theme is that there is nothing better than a good friend.
  mcortner15 | Feb 12, 2017 |
Summary:
Corduroy is a bear that has been on the toy store shelf for way to long. One night he sets out to on an adventure to find a button so he can finally be adopted by a child. He learns that adventures don't always go your way, but in the end he finally gets a forever friend.

Personal Reaction:
This book focuses on a character, Corduroy, the forgotten bear and his adventure to find a forever friend. The theme of Corduroys story is one that most children can relate to.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. In the classroom, students could paint and or draw a picture of Corduroy.
2. Students could bring a beloved stuffed animal from home to show the class and tell what makes that animal so special to them.
  coralea | Feb 11, 2017 |
Corduroy is a book about a bear with little green overalls that sits on a shelf in the toy department of a store. He sits and watches as people pass him by day after day. One day there is a little girl that stops and asks her mom if she can have him. Although she wanted him very bad, he mother said no because she doesn't have enough money and he looks used because one of his buttons is missing. This makes him want to get down off the shelf and go find his button so someone will take him home. When he does this he makes his way upstairs and finds all of the beds, tables and dressers and wished he had a home. Come the next day the little girl comes back and says that she found enough money in her piggy bank to buy him. She takes him home and he has all he has ever wanted.

I enjoy this book because of the illustrations and the story. I have always enjoyed having stuffed animals so this hit very close to me.

This book would be a good book to have an activity to go with. Kids typically enjoy a picture activity to go along with the book and try their hardest to make their picture look as close as possible to Corduroy. This would also give students a good sense of ownership when they create their pictures.
  tori_dawn97 | Feb 7, 2017 |
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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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