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 giftbut 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 friendshipan important addition to any Corduroy collection.
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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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I love Corduroy The Bear and I will write and produce new episodes of Corduroy at Nelvana.
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.