Corduroy by Don FreemanCorduroy by Don Freeman


byDon Freeman

Paperback | January 1, 1976

Book 0 of 1 Corduroy series

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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.
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 Stude...
Title:CorduroyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.88 X 7.13 X 0.12 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 8.88 X 7.13 X 0.12 inPublished:January 1, 1976Publisher:Penguin Young Reader GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140501738

ISBN - 13:9780140501735

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. He's the loveable bear whose whimsical days are a delight to young readers. Corduroy the bear is a stuffed toy that patiently waits in the toy department who desperately wants a home. When a little girl sees him, she wants him so much that she returns the next day with her own money and a lovely friendship begins. Corduroy is a charming childlike story and picturebook that will give young readers lots of enjoyment. Bright illustrations add to the wonder of this story.

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Corduroy has donated more than three million dollars to a charity helping children with severe illnesses, disabilities, or traumas.   Corduroy hosted Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign, which raised more than $1.5 million for early education programs. Two million children and adults read the book on the same day.   Corduroy was one of the first books inducted into the Indies Choice Book Awards Picture Book Hall of Fame.   The New York Public Library named Corduroy one of the 100 Great Children''s Books from the Last 100 Years.   The National Education Association named Corduroy one of the Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.   School Library Journal named Corduroy one of the Top 100 Picture Books for the 21st Century.   Corduroy’s creator, Don Freeman, received the Kerlan Award in recognition of his singular attainments in the creation of children''s literature.   Close to 20 million copies of the Corduroy books have sold in the United States and around the world.