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Corduroy (1968)

by Don Freeman

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Series: Corduroy Bear (1)

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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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Independent Reading Level: Grades PK-2 Awards/Honors: None
  malquistamber | Dec 7, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade K-1
  Yamilet2023 | Dec 4, 2023 |
K - 1
Kerlan Award
  elprice | Dec 4, 2023 |
AR: 3.5 ( )
  ASSG.Library | Nov 21, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Level K
Awards: 2011 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Winner)
2009 Indies Choice Book Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2010 Indies Choice Book Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist) ( )
  teakvah | May 5, 2023 |
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Johnson, AllysonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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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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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)

Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time...
Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he's the bear she's always wanted. Her mother, though, thinks he's a little shopworn—he's even missing a button! Still, Corduroy knows that with a bit of work he can tidy himself up and be just the bear for Lisa. And where better to start than with a quick search through the department store for a new button!
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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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