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Viking, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
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A full-sized, sturdy board-book edition of the popular classic introduces the youngest children to the home-seeking bear who wanders throughout a department store in search of a button before finding a best friend in the faithful young Lisa. By the Caldecott Honor-winning author of Fly High, Fly Low.

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The plot is easy to follow and enjoyable. - Goodreads
Just a creative, easy to read story - Goodreads
The pictures are not very attractive and kind boring. - Goodreads
The illustrations are wonderful. - Goodreads
Great, happy ending and so much fun to read. - Goodreads
A children's classic with amazing illustrations. - Goodreads

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Sweet friendly book about a bear that is discovering the world around him. The book comes alive as Corduroy awaits to be purchased and become someones friend. This books gets young children to imagine ... Read full review

Review: Corduroy (Corduroy)

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

I love reading Corduroy. This book brought me back some good memories as a kid. Every time I go into a mal, I keep thinking Corduroy will be inside the mall. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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