Corduroy Book and Bear

Corduroy Book and Bear

by Don Freeman


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Now children can cuddle up with an adorable Corduroy plush bear as they listen to his story. A small edition of the classic Corduroy book is included in this handsome package?just the right size to carry along in the car or in a stroller. Right in time for holiday gift-giving, theCorduroy Book and Bear boxed set is a must-have for this popular character?s legions of fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670063420
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Series: Corduroy Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 70,992
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About 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 Book and Bear: 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kahlara More than 1 year ago
This is one of my daughter's favorite books and will porbably be one of the ones that gets her started on reading on her own. She had the story memorized almost word for word after just a few readings, and then "read" it to her daddy. A timeless story (other than these days who would let their child go shopping by herself). My only complaint was that I was trying to get our own copy before we had to return the library's copy and there weren't a lot to choose from in stock at the store. She picked the boxed set with the stuffed Corduroy herself, but we were both a little disappointed at the small size of the book. Will probably try to find the 40th ann. edition for her birthday.
MaureenAlf1-_ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a child and gave the gift package to my sister-in-law as a shower gift, we did a library wishing well for her where the book you gave had to have the stuffy withit. Absolutly wonderful book for the young ones.
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