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Corduroy Makes a Cake (Puffin Easy-To-Read: Level 2)

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Publisher Comments:

When Corduroy finds out that Lisa is having a birthday party, he decides to make her a very special cake. But instead of a cake, he makes a great big mess! Corduroy doesn't know what to do. Will he find another way to give Lisa a birthday surprise?

Synopsis:

First introduced to readers by Don Freeman in 1968, Corduroy has become a contemporary classic. Now he stars in a brand-new series for beginning readers. Full color.

About the Author

Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.

Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows for The New York Times and The Herald Tribune. This shift was helped along, in no small part, by a rather heartbreaking incident: he lost his trumpet. One evening, he was so engrossed in sketching people on the subway, he simply forgot it was sitting on the seat beside him. This new career turned out to be a near-perfect fit for Don, though, as he had always loved the theater.

He was introduced to the world of children's literature when William Saroyan asked him to illustrate several books. Soon after, he began to write and illustrate his own books, a career he settled into comfortably and happily. Through his writing, he was able to create his own theater: "I love the flow of turning the pages, the suspense of what's next. Ideas just come at me and after me. It's all so natural. I work all the time, long into the night, and it's such a pleasure. I don't know when the time ends. I've never been happier in my life!"

Don died in 1978, after a long and successful career. He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.

Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142501634
ill.:
Eitzen, Allan
Publisher:
Puffin
Illustrator:
Eitzen, Allan
Author:
Eitzen, Allan
Author:
Inches, Alison
Author:
Freeman, Don
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Teddy Bears
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Birthdays
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Cake
Subject:
Celebrations - Birthdays
Subject:
Celebrations - Parties
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Birthday cakes.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Corduroy
Series Volume:
03-246Level 2
Publication Date:
20031013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.02x6.02x.15 in. .16 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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Corduroy Makes a Cake (Puffin Easy-To-Read: Level 2)
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"Synopsis" by , First introduced to readers by Don Freeman in 1968, Corduroy has become a contemporary classic. Now he stars in a brand-new series for beginning readers. Full color.

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