Corduroy's Trick or Treat
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Corduroy's Trick or Treat

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by Don Freeman, Lisa McCue
     
 

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There are so many exciting things to do on Halloween-wearing a costume, having a party, and going trick-or-treating. Kids love all the festivity of Halloween, and this pumpkin-shaped board book is just right as they anticipate the holiday. Join Corduroy and his friends as they play pin-the-tail-on-the-black-cat, and decorate pumpkins. Maybe best of all are the

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There are so many exciting things to do on Halloween-wearing a costume, having a party, and going trick-or-treating. Kids love all the festivity of Halloween, and this pumpkin-shaped board book is just right as they anticipate the holiday. Join Corduroy and his friends as they play pin-the-tail-on-the-black-cat, and decorate pumpkins. Maybe best of all are the delicious, creepy cupcakes. Happy Halloween, Corduroy!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A host of board books helps usher in the holiday fun. Shaped like a pumpkin, Corduroy's Trick-or-Treat, illus. by Lisa McCue, features the titular teddy (based on Don Freeman's series hero) as he enjoys a holiday bash. McCue's Corduroy's Merry Christmas has the cast trimming a tree, singing carols, etc.
Children's Literature
Don Freeman's beloved character is popping out of a pumpkin in this shaped board book. He is off to a Halloween party dressed like a pirate. In what appears to be a haunted house he joins his friends to play pin-the-tail-on-the-black-cat and to enjoy some delicious cupcakes with strange looking toppings. The group paints rather than carves pumpkins and then head out to do a bit of trick-or-treating. A benign introduction to some of the Halloween activities using a favorite character so that kids will find some comfort during what can be a scary experience. 2002, Viking,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670035625
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Corduroy Series
Edition description:
Board Book
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
567,360
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 2 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's Trick-or-Treat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Madmom58 More than 1 year ago
Great book for toddlers having their real first experience with Halloween. With our Barnes and Noble membership I am able to send him a book a month for free--making it Reed and Grandma's book club. Now what to send this month.