lovewriter, October 25, 2009 (view all comments by lovewriter)
"Corduroy" is a true classic that any child who has ever loved a teddy bear or a doll will enjoy. Beautiful illustrations and a wonderful storyline make for a very entertaining book that they will always remember.
Kelly G, October 3, 2009 (view all comments by Kelly G)
My son and I both enjoyed this book when he was a preschooler, and last year, I participated with my 5th grade students in setting a world record: a half million people read this book on October 7, 2008, in an effort promoted by Jumpstart, a literacy organization. "Corduroy" turned 40 last year.
Corduroy is a plush toy on a department store shelf. Lisa is drawn to him, but her mother only sees that he's missing a button. Corduroy leaves his shelf that night after closing to search for it. The illustrations show the reader how a big department store might appear to a little person (or bear).
There's at least one sequel: A Pocket for Corduroy, which I remember as more colorful in illustration. Corduroy has the story you want, however.
A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he's always wanted most of all.
Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.
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