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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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Summary: This book is called Corduroy by Don Freeman. This book is about a teddy bear named Corduroy. He lost his button, and goes on an adventure to find it. Then the next morning, a young girl buys him off the shelf.

Personal reaction: I think this book is cute, and loveable. It makes you want your stuffed animals to be able to talk and walk. The adventure part of the book is exciting, and little kids would be able to relate and enjoy it. I remember reading this book as a child, and loving it.

Classroom extension:
1.) The class could bring in their own favorite stuffed animals for the day. ( Like show and tell)
2.) The classroom could have their own class Corduroy, and put him on a shelf.
  Shelbymac2 | Jul 8, 2015 |
summery: this book is about a bear who sits on a shelf with the other animals and awaits to be chosen to go home with someone. No one ever chooses him until a small girl comes by but her mom wouldn't let the girl buy the bear because, she had already spent too much money and the bear corduroy was missing a button. Corduroy then goes searching but never finds the button. The next morning the girl comes back and buys corduroy from the store and takes him home.

personal reaction: This was a great book about adventure and friendship.

classroom extensions: 1. Have them write about a time when they lost something and looked everywhere for it.
2. have them tell a story about their friends and how they met.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 7, 2015 |
Corduroy is a small bear in a department store that is missing a button, after this one little girl shows interest in him her mother said that she could not have him because she had already spent to much money. That night Corduroy went on an adventure throughout the store to find his missing button and found the furniture department and figured he was in a mansion. He located a button on a mattress and was able to get it loose in which he knocked over a lamb and made a loud noise. The security guard came along and found him and placed him back on the shelf where he belonged and the little girl came back to get him and took him home. This is a good story to let children know that even when they think they will never find any friends one will always come along. ( )
  JamesA.Wilson | Jul 5, 2015 |
A cute story of how a toy bear finds a home with a young girl after going on an adventure to find his missing button. ( )
  lbradf4 | May 12, 2015 |
Corduroy is the story of a bear named Corduroy. He is a toy bear living in the toy section of a department store and wants nothing more than to be bought and given a home. He does not realize it, but no one is buying him because he is missing a button on his corduroy overalls, so one night, he adventures to find one. He does not find a button, and is returned to the toy department when a security guard finds him hiding in a bed. At the end of the story, a little girl buys corduroy and sews him on a button for his strap and tells him that "She likes him how he is, but he will be more comfortable with a fastened strap." I think this is a cute story for children to read or have read aloud for them at home and it shows that them "Dreams do come true." ( )
  mskell2 | May 4, 2015 |
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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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