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It's perhaps ironic that I'm writing this review on a night when I have given away two bags of my childhood stuffed animals. I was quite the collector when I was younger, all the way up through college. Living in a small home with three other people and two cats with inadequate storage space has curbed my urge to collect.
Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons.
To make himself presentable for the little girl who wants to buy him, Corduroy goes on a night time quest through the department store to find a replacement button. In the end, though, Corduroy's little girl returns and doesn't care that he's missing a button. The little bear learns the important lesson of unconditional love.
Comment #1: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 00:22:39
I remember reading this to my children! Sweet story. :-)
Comment #2: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 21:28:02
I mostly remember reading it at my grandmother's house.
Comment #3: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 14:00:50
I loved this book so much as a kid. I even had a mini Corduroy Bear that came with the book. In fact I think I still have it. I can't wait to read this book to my own kids one day.
Comment #4: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 21:29:40
How cute! I just had the book.
Comment #5: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 17:24:08
I remember this book fondly.
Comment #6: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 21:30:12
It's a sweet book and it holds up.