Freeman, Don

Book - 1976
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A picture book classic! One of School Library Journal 's "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012) One of the National Education Association's "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child's friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex ; New York : Puffin Books, 1976.
ISBN: 0140501738
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,18 x 23 cm.


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Jan 04, 2015
  • Rachel_Em rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A lonely toy bear lives on the shelf in a department store, searching for his missing button and finally finding a true friend to take him home. Sweet and timeless.

Jul 17, 2014
  • Adamrose36 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome, Amazing, and a delight for kids. I enjoyed reading this book to my baby sister which is now 7 years old. Basically the book is about Corduroy that's trying to find his missing, and Laura purchases him then sews a new button on him. This book teaches a lot of lessons to anyone all you have to do is have determination anything is possible if you just believe it's possible like Corduroy the bear.

Jul 07, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Last book I read for the summer reading list at Pottery Barn yeah i also got a free book

Mar 09, 2014
  • IrishMoon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loving! Compassionate! Awesome!

Jan 23, 2013

This book is recommended to parents to read to their children. The book is about a small bear named Corduroy that lives in a toy store department that has loss a button. A small girl, Lisa, comes along and sees the bear, but she is unable to purchase Corduroy at the time. While gazing at Corduroy Lisa's mother points out that Corduroy has a missing button and the adventure begins from there. Corduroy goes on an adventure to find his button and he ends up in trouble with the department store security. Corduroy does not get his button and is taken back down stairs to where all the other toy animals are that night by security. The following the day when Corduroy awakens Lisa has come back to purchase him. Lisa takes Corduroy home and she sews a new button back on his corduroys for him.

The book is a great adventure book for children to follow along with while the bear gets into trouble. Children will enjoy this book because it teaches a moral lesson of friendship and determination. Corduroy is determined to find his button that he has lost. This is where the entire adventure lies for him. Lisa is determined to buy Corduroy even though her mother says she does not have enough money to purchase Corduroy for Lisa; Lisa is still determined to buy Corduroy. Lisa is successful in doing so because she goes home and counts the money in her piggy bank and comes back the next day to purchase Corduroy.

Dec 17, 2012
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best children's book of all time - to help kids know what it is like to be overlooked and not cared for until the right person comes along to see who you are and loves you, gives you a home and friendship.


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Jul 18, 2014

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Jul 07, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Jan 23, 2013

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Sep 04, 2012
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Jul 07, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book is about a toy pet and his name is corduroy. He loses a button and he searches all over for it he thinks he found it but it was attached to a mattress he pulls until it comes of the mattress and accidentally knocks things over .

Jan 23, 2013

Corduroy is a book of a small bear in a toy department that has loss a button to his corduroy's, so he goes on an adventure in the toy department to find his loss button. While on his adventure Corduroy gets into trouble with the security guard trying to get his button, and is taken back down stairs to where all the other toys animals are. Corduroy is then bought by a little girl that was admiring him in the window the day before and is taken home by her where sews his button back on.


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Jul 07, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Late that evening when all the shoppers had gone and the doors were shut and locked .Corduroy climbed down carefully from his shelf and began searching every where on the floor for his lists button

Jan 23, 2013

"Corduroy is a bear who once lived in the toy department of a big store. 'I didn't know I loss a button he said to himself. Tonight I'll go and see if I can find it'''.


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