Corduroy [NOOK Book]

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joanna Wiley
A small teddy bear named Corduroy sits on the shelf of a department store and longs for someone to buy him. One afternoon, a little girl spots him and instantly decides he is the bear she has always wanted. Despite her excitement, the girl's mother refuses to buy Corduroy, pointing out that the missing button on his overalls makes him look old. Upon hearing this, Corduroy decides to search the store in hopes of finding the button. That night, he encounters many new sights, including the store's escalator and furniture department. After Corduroy's failed attempt to remove a sewn-on button atop a mattress, the store's security guard finds him and places him back on his original shelf. The next day, Corduroy awakes to find himself greeted by the smiling face of the girl from the previous day. She buys Corduroy and takes him home where she then replaces his lost button. As Corduroy looks at his new surroundings, he rejoices in the realization that he now has a home and a loving friend to take care of him. Freeman's use of a character like Corduroy who appears to be flawed because of a useless overall strap conveys a valid moral lesson that even though something is not perfect, it is no less special. Freeman's illustrations also help add to the story's sense of adventure as the little teddy bear explores the sights and sounds of the world around him. By utilizing a sense of childlike innocence and curiosity, Freeman creates a character with the kind of charm and sincerity that children and adults alike will find hard to resist. Published in many forms over the years, this version is a large format board book. Reviewer: Joanna Wiley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101549469
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/30/1976
  • Series: Corduroy Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 18,490
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 12 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    Classical read for all children

    What a great book for all ages. I have read Corduroy since I was young and continued to read it with my students. I bought this for my great neice and Mom remembered when I bought it for her. I have bought this one and A Pocket for Corduroy but do not know about the rest of the series!
    A book for all children to own.

    20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    A Definite Read for Children

    All of my children loved Corduroy. I even loved it. Now I have it on my Nook Color for my grandchildren to enjoy. This was the first children's book I bought for my Nook Color. My 27 year old daughter even read Corduroy after I bought it. I am sooooo glad it was available for my Nook Color.

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    I love it

    My second grade teacher read it to me. Its a childhood classic! Now i read it to my baby brother!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2010

    Great Book

    This was one of my favorites as a little girl, and now my two children enjoy it as well.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    my fave children's book

    I buy this for all of my expecting friends and family members, as this was my favorite children's book growing up. a great story to read over and over to your children.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Unknown

    I love this book so much, I have the bear at home too. My teacher in 1st grade read this to my class. This book will be a great book for your kids!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    good

    great book. i evenhave the doll. cool.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    It a great book

    It a great book

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Love it!

    I read this book at school everyone clapped at the end. It was amazing!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    I love this book!

    Corduroy was one of my favorite books when I was little and now I love it still! If you have children, I recommend this book! It is wonderful!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Best book

    It was the best book i have ever red! I love it. It is super for all ages! You need to get it! If i could give it amillion stars i would, its that good!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Love it

    I loved this book since i was a littlle kid and i still do.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    GREAT BOOK!!!

    I first got this book when i was 5. I loved reading it then and now.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2010

    Endearing story of a lovable teddy bear

    This story about a dear, sweet little bear who wants, more than anything, for a friend to come and love him will win your and your childrens' hearts. The innocent way this cute bear explores his world is matched by the adorable drawings. A favorite of younger children, this story speaks to the way in which children see their stuffed animals, as friends. Time-tested, this book belongs on every child's bookshelf. It is an endearing classic that your children will remember and buy for their children.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Lost button

    This book is great i loved it when i was a kid and its still fun today. I thought i would nevet see this book again until now. Thanks B&N

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Love

    It is amazing

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Awsome

    I love that book so much. I want to read it every day,and once again i am 7 years old and i love that book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Love it

    I love codery i have the book and the cd great book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Love it

    I love this book! Ya'll should buy it.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Get this for your kids

    This is a fun book to read. I am six years old and recommend this book. For five through eight years olds.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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