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Corduroy by Don Freeman

Corduroy (original 1968; edition 1976)

by Don Freeman (Author)

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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.
Authors:Don Freeman (Author)
Info:Puffin Books (1976), Edition: unknown, 28 pages
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Corduroy by Don Freeman (1968)


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A little bear climbs down off of his shelf when all the shoppers leave the department store. He must find his button so that he can be chosen and be taken home with a child who will love him. Finally he does get chosen, and he learns just how wonderful it is to be loved. ( )
  JenniferSprinkle | Aug 1, 2019 |
This classic tale holds up well, as we read how Corduroy the bear longs to be adopted. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jul 24, 2019 |
This book is about a teddy bear who a little girls mother refuses to buy because he is missing a button and is quick to judge him based off looks but he is perfect
  KPM1999 | Jun 10, 2019 |
Corduroy is the story about a little stuffed animal bear and his adventure to find a missing button so that he could be in tip top shape to increase his chances to be brought by a little girl that saw him in a department store. ( )
  RavenM12 | May 5, 2019 |
I remember always loving this book when I was younger. I hadn't read it in so long, I forgot the storyline. But reading it as a young adult, I felt for poor Corduroy even more than I did as a kid. The poor thing wanted for someone to take him home so badly. This reminded me of tons of children waiting to get adopted. This can be a great book for students to want to pick out even the "used" toys and know they still have value. ( )
  cynthiahurtado | May 3, 2019 |
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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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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140501738, 0140542523, 0670063363, 0670013110

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