Corduroy by Don FreemanCorduroy by Don Freeman


byDon Freeman

Hardcover | July 25, 1989

Pricing and Purchase Info

$23.34 online 
$23.99 list price
Earn 117 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Corduroy was first introduced to readers in 1968, and in the fifty years since, his adventures have never stopped.

Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he’s the bear for her. Her mother, though, thinks he’s a little shopworn—he’s even missing a button! Still, Corduroy knows that with a bit of work he can tidy himself up and be just the bear for Lisa. And where better to start than with a nighttime adventure through the department store, searching for a new button!
Celebrate 50 years of this irresistible childhood classic, a heartwarming story about a little bear and a little girl finding the friend they have always wanted in each other.
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:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.25 × 8.25 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 8.25 × 0.36 inPublished:July 25, 1989Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670241334

ISBN - 13:9780670241330


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must for Every Children’s Book Collection This book is a classic! It’s a must for every baby and children’s book collection. My daughter loves the pictures and the story has a great little message!
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book Brings me back to my childhood, I love reading it with my little one!
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! A sweet, timeless story. This book has been passed down through the family and continues to be enjoyed!
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic book that is timeless I loved this book when I was a child and now I have passed it on to my son. A simple but timeless story. #plumreview.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice story Nice story, lovely to read.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another favourite! Another book that's a staple in my home library!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Great simple story with nice illustrations and I love in the end that it talks about friendship and love. My toddler loved this story and have read it to her numerous times.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute classic A fave - such a sweet story
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book My 8 month old son received this book with a bear for Christmas from my sister. He lovespecially feeling the texture of the bear and looking at the great art in the book. I especially love that they live in an apartment because we do to (and most books reference houses instead of apartments).
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a sweet and classic tale. A very bittersweet story about a bear looking for a loving home. Definitely a story that children will love.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless This classic still holds up, great illustrations and sweet story
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect for young kids loved reading this as a kid and reading it to my niece. It's a simple and straight forward
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a Favourite Another classic teddy bear story. This one is about a bear in a toy store that nobody wants, comes to life in a shopping mall, has fun after hours adventures, and in the end finally finds a home with a little girl that doesn't mind he's missing a button and is a little scruffy. My kids really felt for the bear and loved the story.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Corduroy (Corduroy) by Don Freeman Corduroy was one of my childhood favorites and I still love it! Corduroy's wish to find the button to make himself more appealing, to his glorious adventure (oh, how I loved that escalator "mountain" and the many fabulous mattresses, and tugging and tugging to get that button off!), to the fright with the night watchman and finally Lisa coming back with her own money to bring Corduroy home and sewing on the button, not because she felt anything was wrong with him, but so he would feel more comfortable. I love the end, with the realization of what it feels like to have a true friend. And the illustrations have always captivated me
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful story Such a sweet story for young kids. A must have for a child's first library collection
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic story Wonderful book, read it as a kid and can't wait to read it to mine. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from corderoy beautiful classic story to my children and now my grandchildren.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a sweet story My kids love this story, it's super cute.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely story A wonderful classic story for all ages to enjoy together. A must have for your child's first library collection.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Corduroy board book The board book version of "Corduroy" is a super idea, and I'm glad that the story has not been abridged. The smaller size and the durability of this sturdy book make it easier for little hands to hold and ensures that it lasts longer than the average paperback version. It's a treasure.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book I was very happy to find the Spanish edition, my daughter loves to hear the story about the bear that is searching for his missing button.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from corduroy A warm story about a cuddly bear,who wishes to have a home,but is disturbed by the fact of his missing button..his funny antics tell as he tries to find a button.
Date published: 2000-12-11

From Our Editors

A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all

Editorial Reviews

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.