Corduroy 40th Anniversary Edition

Corduroy 40th Anniversary Edition

by Don Freeman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670063369
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/13/2008
Series: Corduroy Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 98,593
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 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: 40th Anniversary Edition 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Corduroy was one of my daughter's favorite book series. It is a beloved book you can share with your children and grandchildren.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh my goodness! i can't eevn begin to talk about this insanely cute book. Corduroy has been one of my favorites for as long as I remember!!! I'm not going to do a synopsis or anything...i just want to tell you that this is an adorable book for ALL ages!!!
Kcarline143 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Couduroy is a bear on a department store shelf for a long time. He longed for someone to buy him. A girl came into the store and wanted him but her mother refused. That night he went on a mission to find his buttion. He wound up on an escalator and upstairs he went. He was on a bed to pull off one of the buttons and crash on the floor he went. The night guard found him under the covers and put him back on the shelf. When the store opened the next day the same girl was back to buy him with her money from her piggy bank. He now had a friend and a place to call home.
Eclouse on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A little bear wants to be bought and given a good home, but one mom finds he has lost a button so in the middle of the night he goes on an adventure to find it. The next morning a little girl buys him and brings him home. This book is very sweet and magical and the illustrations are wonderful. They really complete the story. A wonderful book about friendship and love.
mbeal on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I would include this in my classroom because I think it has a great message for students and I think they would enjoy reading it.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A most beloved book, "Corduroy" is about a teddy bear with a missing button who has been waiting for a very long time to be taken home and the girl who is able to buy him with her savings and take him home. The girl has made a "little bed just the right size for him" and while sewing onto his green overalls, says to him "I like you just the way you are," she said, "but you'll be more comfortable with your shoulder strap fastened." A heartfelt book of love and friendship.
Waiter22 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
12.Corduroy by Don Freeman is a short story about a teddy bear named Corduroy who lives in a department store. A little girl names Lisa wants to take Corduroy home but her mother says she can not and points out that he is missing a button on his overalls. Corduroy did not even know he was missing a button and becomes very sad that he does not have a home or a special friend. So when all the customers leave the department store that night, Corduroy goes on an adventure throughout the store to find a button. This story warms my heart and sends a wonderful message about friendship and the importance of being different. It also evokes young children¿s imagination!
caitsm on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The classic story that has become a timeless household staple. Corduroy the bear lives in a department store and realizes that no one will buy him if he doesn't find the missing button on his overalls. He spends the night searching the entire department store for his button, but never finds it. A girl buys him anyway because she loves him and sews a new button on!
smaashthemac on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was one of my favorite books when I was young, and it's still wonderful. It tells the story of a Teddy bear in a department store who simply wants a friend and a home. He goes on a search for his missing button and later gets purchased by a little girl who sews a new button on him, though she said she liked him just the way he was. This is an adorable story with a happy ending. I really like the illustrations too; they are very reflective of the time period in which this book was made, in the 60's.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Corduroy is a stuffed teddy bear living in a toy department, waiting for someone to take him home. This book is good for kids in foster homes or adoption agencies who are waiting for someone to take them home permanently. A little girl wants to buy Corduroy, but her mom says he looks too old and ragged. This is a feeling older orphaned children feel. People want a baby not a twelve year old, but like Corduroy, someone usually comes along and wants the old, ragged teddy bear. This gives children hope--hope that someone will love them and someone will be their friend.
ahauze on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I love this classic story about a bear who loses one of the buttons on his overalls. Even though Corduroy seems to have imperfections, to a little girl, he is absolutely perfect.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Classic- how can you not love green overalls?!
lrflanagan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was one of my all-time favorite books as a kid. Corduroy is a bear in a toy store who thinks he will never find anyone to take him home. Until, one day a little girl sees him and falls in love, but her mother will not let her buy him because he is missing a button. So, Corduroy goes on a mission to find his missing button but has no luck. The little girl comes back the next day and buys him with her own money, and she attaches a button just for Corduroy.
KellyKnox on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The story of Corduroy, the little bear in the green overalls who finds a home and someone to love, despite his missing button. It's a great little bear adventure, fun to read aloud, and a nice way to illustrate that you can be loved even if you are missing a button, so to speak.
kdcoshatt on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Corduroy is about a bear in a department store who feels lonely because no one wants to buy him. One day he realizes one of his buttons is missing from his overalls, so he sets out that night around the department store to find it. He finally meets a little girl who buys him and takes him home. Corduroy finally gets to feel the feeling of love and having a real home.
menaramore on LibraryThing 5 months ago
"Corduroy," is a heart warming story about a bear who lives in a department store. He waits and waits but is never bought. Then, one night he decides that if he can find his missing button he will be bought. He searches the store but never finds his button. However, he does find a girl named Lisa that takes him home and loves him forever. This story teaches children that they do not have to be perfect. This is a very entertaining story for kindergarteners.
ChiaraBeth on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Oh how I wanted to give Corduroy a home when I was a little girl! He brought stuffed animals to life in a way so much simpler and so much more lovably than Toy Story (though don't get me wrong; I do love Buzz Lightyear). As such, he definitely taught me a thing or two about taking notice of and wanting to care for others, and the invaluable worth of having a home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and the 13" Corduroy plus for a shower girt. What a hit! The mother-to-be is an educator, like me, and, also like me, is "addicted" to children's books, particularly those that have been part of our own childhoods. This is the FORTIETH anniversay edition of CORDUROY!
Isisdivorina More than 1 year ago
I had this book from my mom and her brother's when I was a kid, now I bought the 40th Anniversary book for my kids! I love it!! This edition is amazing!!! It has a mini first draft of the writer's fist idea of the story, and as a writer myself that was awesome!! Not even writers get it right the first time sometimes. A great gift for children, collectors or aspiring writers!!