A Pocket for Corduroy [NOOK Book]

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This irresistible childhood classic is a delightful sequel to the original, well-loved tale Corduroy. This charming story takes readers into a multi-ethnic, urban neighborhood Laundromat, where Lisa's mother warns her to take everything out of her pockets before washing.

Pockets! Corduroy doesn't have any pockets! The furry bear's search for a pocket of his own takes him on an adventure filled with the sights, sounds, smells and hazards of the...
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Overview

This irresistible childhood classic is a delightful sequel to the original, well-loved tale Corduroy. This charming story takes readers into a multi-ethnic, urban neighborhood Laundromat, where Lisa's mother warns her to take everything out of her pockets before washing.

Pockets! Corduroy doesn't have any pockets! The furry bear's search for a pocket of his own takes him on an adventure filled with the sights, sounds, smells and hazards of the Laundromat. As a result, Lisa and her beloved bear become separated as Corduroy ends up locked inside the Laundromat all night. And what do bears do all night in places like this? They ski in the soap flakes and nap in the baskets, of course!

Fortunately, Lisa returns early the next morning to reclaim her tired little friend. Soon, Lisa is sewing Corduroy a pocket of his very own and again all is well in the life of Corduroy.

"This merry tale gets added interest from...the setting, a multi-ethnic urban neighborhood, of cuddly Corduroy and his pal Lisa, a black child, and her attractive mother." — Publishers Weekly.


A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 5—These excellent videos, suitable for deaf or hearing children, combine the quality viewers have come to expect from Weston Woods with the American Sign Language (ASL) savvy of production company ASL Inside. Each program presents a popular children's book and uses the familiar format of picture-book pages translated to video, with some animation added. Signers Missy Keast and Manny Hernandez, both known in the signing community for their storytelling skills, appear in the foreground, translating the text on each page into ASL. Optional English text on screen and English voiceover make these videos completely accessible to all viewers. Additional features include a vocabulary section, which is arranged alphabetically by English translation and shows featured signs in isolation, and a 10-question quiz that assesses comprehension and memory. Additional classroom activities, flashcards, and worksheets are available online for each title. The series will appeal to multiple audiences: deaf children can access the stories in their native language while building English vocabulary and reading skills, and hearing youngsters can practice their English vocabulary while learning basic ASL.—Kathleen Kelly Macmillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101654897
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/27/1980
  • Series: Corduroy Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 92,024
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet 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 danceband. 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 Childrens' 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. For more information about Don Freeman, please visit:

donfreeman.info

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    a true classic

    i grew up with the corduroy books and now i read it to my two year old who is moving on from board books to stories with more content she loves caps for sale as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2006

    TIMELESS!

    I remember my mom reading this book to me as a child. I LOVED this book. I now read it to my 2 boys (2yrs & 6mos) and I hope they come to love it as much as I do. Reading it to them brings back such happy memories of my childhood, this is truly a book for any age!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2002

    i love cordoroy

    A pocket for Corduroy is one of my all time favorite childhood books. in fact, i have to do a report on teddy bears and this is part of it, even though it is a presentation to my High School Freshman peerse

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2001

    Absolutely Outstanding

    My mom has read 'A Pocket for Corduroy' to me a many of times when I was little. Now, I am a teenager, and this is still one fo my favorite books. When I get bored, I pull out my copy of the book and read it. Ok, yes this may not say much for me, but let me resassure you that I have an outstanding social life and am actaully quite popular. Also, I am smart. I say all this has to do with my reading of this book. Infact, I am buying this to give to my boyfriend for Valentine's day, and I have even nicknamed my boyfriend 'Corduroy.' Hope you decide to buy this book for yourself or a child/teen/adult that you know. And ENJOY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2000

    my favorite book...

    A Pocket For Corduroy is my favorite book. my mom read it to me about 13 years ago when I was two and I still love it and occasionally read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    This book is really a classic. A delightful story for young chil

    This book is really a classic. A delightful story for young children, narrated very much from their perspective, and always adored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2002

    buy this book

    I was lucky and could read very well at a young age. I remember checking this book out from my kindergarten teacher. It is the only book I really remember loving as a child and now I am buying it for the baby I am about to have. I hope he will love it as much as I do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    It is a very good book.

    This book is very good and I enjoyed it when I was little and I thought it was awesome.

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