Corduroy

Corduroy

Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He accidentally gets on an elevator that he thinks must be a mountain and sees the furniture section that he thinks must be a palace. He tries to pull a button off the mattress, but he ends up falling off the bed and knocking over a lamp. The night watchman hears the crash, finds Corduroy, and puts him back on the shelf downstairs. The next morning, he finds that it's his lucky day! A little girl buys him with money she saved in her piggy bank and takes him home to her room. Corduroy decides that this must be home and that Lisa must be his friend. Youngsters will never get tired of this toy-comes-alive tale with a happy ending, so you may also want to seek out Dan Freeman's next creation, A Pocket for Corduroy. (Ages 3 to 8)

Title:Corduroy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780670241330
Format Type:

    Corduroy Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    Corduroy is a bear who once lived in the toy department of a big store. Corduroy is a sweet little stuffed animal ready to move to his forever home. Day after day he waited with all the other an...

  • Alex

    Corduroy, the world's sweetest felon, is the star of two books about breaking and entering. In his debut here, he rambles Mixed-Up Filesianly through a department store at night, breaking shit.dude le...

  • Calista

    I finally got around to reading this classic beginners book. It was worth checking out. It’s a sweet story about a bear looking for his button and a girl wanting a bear. I read the 40th anniversary ...

  • Brian Yahn

    Corduory is the tried-and-true story of an outcast toy in search of an owner/happiness. As a sort of allegory for that, he's also missing a button. And at the end he finds them both.It's well written,...

  • Sean Gibson

    I'm not entirely sure why, but when reading this book aloud, I'm always compelled to give Corduroy a (very bad) British accent. I think I mix him up with Paddington in my head. But [SPOILER ALERT], th...

  • Andre Gonzalez

    I remember reading this as a child and now enjoy reading it to my little girl!...

  • Hilary

    A lovely simple story about a little girl who sees a bear in a department store that she wants but he is missing a button. The bear tries to find a button and the little girl counts the money in her p...

  • Donalda Donni

    This is my second favorite book ever. It was the first book I ever read that had a lead character that looked like me. (And no, I don't mean the bear.) The little Black girl, (Penny, I think?) was wel...

  • Kathryn

    Corduroy was one of my childhood favorites and I still love it! I am struggling to write an adequate review, and since I am pressed for time I will just say for now that I love everything about it! I ...

  • Jason

    Why five stars? Because I can, and if you don't like it, I'll see to it that you have a nipple ripped off, and that there's no little girl around to sew it back on you! This book was awesome when I wa...