Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene more than thirty-five years ago. Now his original story is available in an unabridged, sturdy board book format, perfect for even the youngest readers.
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.
Praise for Corduroy
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.