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Corduroy by Don Freeman
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Corduroy (original 1968; edition 1968)

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.
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Title:Corduroy
Authors:Don Freeman (Author)
Info:Viking Books for Young Readers (1968), 28 pages
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Corduroy by Don Freeman (1968)

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Corduroy is a bear who sits on a shelf while other toys are bought, he is left on the shelf. One day a girl sees him and falls in love but her mother points out that he is missing a button. He goes on a mission in the store to find his bottom while the little girl is thinking about what good friends they make.
  zalamery | Oct 23, 2021 |
A girl named Lisa fell in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 10, 2021 |
A girl named Lisa fell in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 10, 2021 |
"Mailbox", primary, Aug/Sept 2003
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  AprilGraziano | Jul 26, 2021 |
Corduroy the stuffed bear is locked in a department store at night. He loses his button and goes on an adventure throughout the store looking for it. The night watchman ends up hearing him and putting him back on the shelf. The next day a little girl takes him home and becomes his friend! In the classroom this story could be used show how inanimate objects can be brought to life. ( )
  Leighann-Rathe | Apr 14, 2021 |
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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)
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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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