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Corduroy (Board Book) by Don Freeman

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About the Book



Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene more than 35 years ago. Now his original story is available in an unabridged, sturdy board book format, perfect for even the youngest readers. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Celebrate 50 years of the beloved teddy bear.
2018 marks Corduroy's 50th anniversary, and Don Freeman's classic character is even more popular today than he was when he first came on the scene. Now his original story is available in an unabridged, sturdy board book format, perfect for even the youngest readers.



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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.



About The Author



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 Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.

Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows for The New York Times and The Herald Tribune. This shift was helped along, in no small part, by a rather heartbreaking incident: he lost his trumpet. One evening, he was so engrossed in sketching people on the subway, he simply forgot it was sitting on the seat beside him. This new career turned out to be a near-perfect fit for Don, though, as he had always loved the theater.

He was introduced to the world of children's literature when William Saroyan asked him to illustrate several books. Soon after, he began to write and illustrate his own books, a career he settled into comfortably and happily. Through his writing, he was able to create his own theater: I love the flow of turning the pages, the suspense of what's next. Ideas just come at me and after me. It's all so natural. I work all the time, long into the night, and it's such a pleasure. I don't know when the time ends. I've never been happier in my life!

Don died in 1978, after a long and successful career. He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.

Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.

Dimensions (Overall): 5 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics, Toys + Dolls + Puppets, Animals / Bears, Social Issues / Friendship, General, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
Series Title: Corduroy
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Format: Board Book
Author: Don Freeman
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2014
TCIN: 15759752
UPC: 9780451470799
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-5325
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.94 inches length x 5 inches width x 6.44 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 193 reviews
100% would recommend
29 recommendations

Corduroy Love

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Gabriellesimone - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Such a sweet and heartwarming story about a bear and a little girl who was able to see past his missing button. I love this story and other Corduroy adventures! The board book is a great value and perfect for babies who love to grab pages (or chew on them!!)
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Definetely Recommend

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
sk - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great hard book cover! Such a sweet and thoughtful book! Definitely recommend!
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Corduroy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Tay - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a keepsake for me as I remember my nana reading this to me as a child. I bought it to do the same.
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I highly recommend

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ER - 10 months ago
Got this book for my future niece. I use to read it all the time to my son but will pass the book on to his kids. A wonderful bed time story for kids to enjoy!!!
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A classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
es - 11 months ago
A classic! I remember reading this and now it’s one of my child’s favorite books too! My child loves following along on Corduroy’s adventure in the big department store.
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Board Book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Toys - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Classic favorite story with colorful illustrations!
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Cute book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Taylor - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Such a cute and sweet book
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Cute book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jy - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Classic story. My daughters favorite book.
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Timeless classic

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jessica - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a classic. I wanted something to read my daughter that I loved when I was growing up. She lives the book and was excited to find target carried it.
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Cute story

5 out of 5 stars
None - 2 years ago
There’s a lot of nostalgia tied to this book so I bought it for my niece
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Sturdy board book, classic story

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kelly - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Classic book! My son loves it when we read at bedtime. Got it as a gift for a baby shower.
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A beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sasha - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
A cute classic book. Well made cover.
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Cute

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Erin Q - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love the story and the board book is great for little ones.
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Good book

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KU - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book. Feel like it’s not the greatest quality board book I’ve ever seen but it works.
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Childhood Favorite

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Casper Rose - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased For My Grandchildren. I Loved This Book As A Child And I Believe They Will Too
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Classic Story

5 out of 5 stars
RHopson - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great quality, wonderful story.
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Worn book

1 out of 5 stars
Dirgni - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
The edges of the binding were distressed, as if it were a “used” book. I was embarrassed when my grandson opened it.
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Corduroy Book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
gracieharvell - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Good quality! No issues whatsoever.
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A Favorie for Young Children

5 out of 5 stars
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citygirlnyc - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Corduroy was one of my children’s favorites.
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Love this book

5 out of 5 stars
SueAnn - 3 years ago
This is my favorite book from my childhood. I was so happy to be able to share it with my new great niece!!
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