A Christmas Wish for Corduroy

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy


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A Christmas Wish for Corduroy by B.G. Hennessy, Jody Wheeler

Before he met Lisa, Corduroy was just a little bear in the toy department of a big store, waiting for somebody to take him home.
It’s almost Christmas and Corduroy wishes he could be a child’s holiday gift—but he’s a plain bear, and nobody seems to notice him. He sets out across the store to ask Santa Claus for help, but he can’t visit without wearing a special outfit! After stopping to try on hats, boots, and even baby clothes, Corduroy finally arrives at the North Pole. Can Santa help Corduroy find a new home in time for Christmas?
With warm humor and classic art, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy takes readers back to the beginning and shows how Corduroy became the beloved bear we know today. This is a heartwarming story about the power of hope, perseverance, and friendship—an important addition to any Corduroy collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670785506
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Corduroy Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 373,126
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

B.G. Hennessy grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, NY. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books. She also took courses in Children’s Literature. The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated her and after graduation she headed for NYC where she worked for 17 years in children’s book publishing as a designer and art director. She is the author of Road Builders and The First Night, as well as many books starring Corduroy, the loveable toy bear created by Don Freeman. She now lives with her family in Arizona.

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Praise for A Christmas Wish for Corduroy:

"A story that can stand next to the original two Corduroy tales without apology. A pleasurable and satisfying back story for the beloved bear named Corduroy. Not too long, not too hard—just right. "—Kirkus Reviews

"As they provide a lovely bit of backstory for Corduroy fans, the creators ofCorduroy Lost and Found again show their prowess at recreating Freeman’s inviting narrative and scratchboard art."—Publisher's Weekly

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A Christmas Wish For Corduroy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
patrickrich More than 1 year ago
I love Corduroy The Bear and I will write and produce new episodes of Corduroy at Nelvana.
booklyn1947 More than 1 year ago
I was so very disappointed to read this story featuring the character, Corduroy, created by Don Freeman. The story  is not terrible, but is messes with the original tale that lives in the hearts of millions of children and adults who first  met Corduroy when they were quite young.  It revises the story by making Corduroy wish to become a  Christmas  gift.  The original story does not take place at Christmas.  He is not unclothed but already dressed in the   green   overalls Corduroy searches for in the new story. Lisa buys the bear with the money she has saved in  her piggy   bank after she gets permission from her mother. This new story is not an extension of the two stories  created   by Don Freeman, but a newly invented plot.   The language is not lyrical, but bland.  I am disheartened  that the  author took such liberties and that the publisher served as an accomplice in what I view to be a crime.