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Corduroy (original 1968; edition 2008)

by Don Freeman

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Member:Laceyjo10
Title:Corduroy
Authors:Don Freeman (Author)
Info:Viking Juvenile (2008), Edition: Har/Toy, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:friendship, bears, buttons, little girl, store, lost, belonging

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Corduroy by Don Freeman (1968)

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Corduroy was one of my favorite books growing up as a child. This book is about a little girl who finds a teddy bear at a department store and wants it but her mother will not let her have him because she did not have enough money and he was missing a button. Though Corduroy comes to life and searches everywhere for his missing button. Corduroy finds a button and the next day the little girl came back and buys him. At the end of the story the little girl sews Corduroys button on and they become best friends. I feel like this story gives children the mindset that they can fix things even though they are broke. ( )
  kimberlywatts94 | Feb 10, 2016 |
Corduroy was a book that I really enjoyed as a child, reading it now, I feel that it is still a great book for children to read. I thought that the illustrations added a lot to the story because readers could understand the story through the pictures and use the pictures as context clues in order to understand and retell the story. Corduroy was a very developed character with feelings as well as a personality even though he was only a bear. The main idea of the story was that everyone is different but everyone deserves to be loved. Just because Corduroy was missing a button, the girl still bought him and took him home. The girl accepted Corduroy just how he was. This book pushes readers to fall in love with Corduroy and understand the message of acceptance. ( )
  rbiegel | Feb 7, 2016 |
Corduroy is a fantasy book about a bear who lives in a department store. A little girl stops by and wants to buy him, but her mother says no because he is missing a button. That night, he goes looking for the missing button for his overalls. He ends up in a furniture store where he knocks over a lamp. The security guard returns him to his department store. The next day the little girl comes back and buys him, giving him a new button and a friend. This book is a good fantasy book because it is set in a real place, a department store in the mall. It involves real people doing real things. The concept is of a moving, talking bear, which cannot happen in real life. Freeman does a good job of including details, like knocking over a lamp, wanting a friend, and missing a button, that make Corduroy seem real and believable. This is a good fantasy overall because you can believe that what is happening is real. ( )
  jbohall14 | Feb 2, 2016 |
Great book to teach about point of view and perspective, lovely book for talking about the art as well.
  charity_thurman | Jan 29, 2016 |
In this book Corduroy is a teddy bear at a department store that longs to be bought and given a home. Nobody will buy Corduroy because he is missing a button. He goes in search of a button, but couldn't find one. The next day a girl buys him even though he is missing one of his buttons. This story implies to children that it does not matter what someone looks like what matters is on the inside.
The illustrations are fairly colorful and depict Corduroy's journey as he searches through the department store for his lost button. ( )
  jproc55 | Jan 27, 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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