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ISBN-13: 9780670061006
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/14/2006
Series: Corduroy Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 335,132
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 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.

Don Freeman (1908–1978) was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including CorduroyA Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low. During his career as an artist, sketching impressions of Broadway shows for the New York Times and The Herald Tribune, 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!" He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.

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Corduroy Lost and Found 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MelanieRoss on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is one of the books from a series of Corduroy books. It is a story about Corduroy (a stuffed bear) who discovers that his best friend named Lisa, who is his owner as well, has a birthday coming up. Corduroy is upset because he does not have a present for her; therefore, one night when she falls asleep, he decides to go look around town for the perfect gift. He soons finds something that he thinks would make a great gift- a big yellow balloon that is in the sky; however, he cannot seem to catch up to it. Corduroy gets lost and Lisa comes looking for him soon after. Once she finds him at Mr. Gonzalez's newspaper stand, she takes him home and explains that he was all she wanted for her birthday. I would read this book to children in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. This is a book that could be read at any time. One particular good time is when a student in the class has a birthday coming up because this story has to do with a birthday. Another good time to read it is when students are learning about outerspace because it has to do with Corduroy thinking that the moon is a big yellow balloon.
runner_roader on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Corduroy is a stuffed bear who just found out his best friend / owner Lisa is having a birthday soon and he has not gotten her a gift yet. He sneaks out very early one morning, taking a ride on an elevator and eventually seeing the perfect gift for Lisa, a great big balloon (actually the moon). But after trying to catch the balloon, which continues to move away from him, he is picked up by a dog, dropped on a pile of newspapers and eventually found by a newspaper man. Corduroy realizes he's lost and the newspaper man holds onto him in hopes that his owner will come looking for the lost bear.Cute story about love and thoughtfulness for others. Good story for children to discuss compassion and respect for other peoples belongings. The newspaper man did not try to sell Corduroy, but thought someone might come looking for him. A story that could be read during the holidays or around birthdays to encourage children to think of ways to express their love for someone special.