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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 is a cute book about a teddy bear who is missing a button on his clothes so he searches the store to find one. He also most gets one but then he is bought by a little girl. The little girl takes him home and sews him on a button herself. This book does not have any very explicit messages but it fun to read and is a cute book. I liked it over all. ( )
  Cheyene | May 2, 2017 |
Corduroy the bear wants a home and his own bed. He believes no one wants him because he has lost a button, he goes on a hunt to find his button only to be taken home by a sweet girl who makes him her friend and gives him a bed of his own. ( )
  SaraLancon | Apr 17, 2017 |
Corduroy lost his button and is seen as unwanted by everyone in the store until one young girl and her mother see him. The mother says no because of the lost button but the young girl brings her own money back to the store and then buys Corduroy. This book is a read aloud book for children in the age range of 3-5. Corduroy is a vocabulary word and could be challenging for students to read. ( )
  KalleyNeidermire | Apr 14, 2017 |
A feel good classic about a little girl by the name of Lisa wanting to by this bear with a missing button and mom not allowing her to do so, but she stays patient and finds away to use her own money to go back and buy her new best friend.
I recommend this book to 2 years old up to kindergarten. ( )
  hillard | Apr 13, 2017 |
I thought this was really cute children’s book. I think the message is something that is relatable and instead of using children to show the message, the author used a toy. This book teaches children the importance of friendship and that everyone deserves to have a friend who likes you for who you are and doesn’t care what you look like. Readers also see Corduroy try to change himself so someone would buy him but a little girl still buys him even thought he’s missing a button. The little girl tells Corduroy, “I like you the way you are, she said but you’ll be more comfortable with your shoulder strap fastened.” I think this is a lesson that children should learn right away because bullying is becoming a big problem today and children need to learn to accept each other for who they are and that you don’t have to change yourself to be accepted by others. Someone will like you for who you are.
I thought this book was really engaging. I think it’s an easy book for children to connect to and the pictures are realistic. Teaches readers the importance of accepting people for who they are. ( )
  SamanthaTorsland | Apr 1, 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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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140501738, 0140542523, 0670063363, 0670013110

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