Corduroy

Corduroy

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by Don Freeman
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101549469
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/30/1976
Series:
Corduroy
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
66,388
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
File size:
12 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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 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.

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Corduroy (Cassette with Book) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Ilene4 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book since i was a littlle kid and i still do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My second grade teacher read it to me. Its a childhood classic! Now i read it to my baby brother!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book at school everyone clapped at the end. It was amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
KiddyLitLover More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorites as a little girl, and now my two children enjoy it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book. i evenhave the doll. cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i read it all the time when i was smaller i still love it deffinetly get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love codery i have the book and the cd great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my son's favorite book when he was young. He is now the proud dad of my beautiful granddaughter. To continue the "Corduroy Legacy," I gave my granddaughter this book for Christmas. My son was excited to see it and remembered it immediately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My best friend, Tom, has 2 pairs of corderouy pants. And immediately, I gave him the nickname 'Corderouy' and it stuck. This story is perfect for us. I met him and knew right away that I was going to be friends with him. I was ready to accept him and all 'his missing buttons.' And we've been best friends ever since.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It good for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this in kindergarten, best book ever! XD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kiddo loves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a cute book for evryone. Two words...LOVE IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ts the BEST children's book ever !!!!!!! I would totally reccomend this books for people of all ages.