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Corduroy - by Don Freeman (Mixed Media Product)

Corduroy - by  Don Freeman (Mixed Media Product) - image 1 of 1
Corduroy - by  Don Freeman (Mixed Media Product) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

In celebration of his 40th anniversary, Corduroy comes to life in this gift set that comes with a small hardcover edition of the classic "Corduroy" and a 6 1/2-inch toy plush. Full color. Pkg. Consumable.

Book Synopsis

Now children can cuddle up with an adorable Corduroy plush bear as they listen to his story. A small edition of the classic Corduroy book is included in this handsome package?just the right size to carry along in the car or in a stroller. Right in time for holiday gift-giving, theCorduroy Book and Bear boxed set is a must-have for this popular character's legions of fans.

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): 9.0 Inches (H) x 8.9 Inches (W) x 2.5 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-5 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Corduroy
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Don Freeman
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2008
TCIN: 11821517
UPC: 9780670063420
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-5257
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.5 inches length x 8.9 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

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4.7 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
100% would recommend
5 recommendations

Fun Gift

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
bseh - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
Loved that both items are packaged as a set. So cute!
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Childhood classic! Cute set.

5 out of 5 stars
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Omar - 2 years ago
Hmm, I’m not too sure what people expect to receive for a little less than $10. The book is larger than the ones you’d usually find on the bookshelves. The bear is pretty identical to the one shown in the photo, except, the manufacturer opted for the embroidered eyes instead of the plastic eyes. I’m guessing for a good reason. Yes, the eyes make the bear look somewhat “cheaper” but, I’m okay with that if it eliminates any safety hazards! By the way, this is an original product from Penguin Random House (publisher) themselves so that’s a plus! Go for it, it’s cute and kids will love it.
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1 out of 5 stars
Anon - 3 years ago
Bear received looks nothing like the picture.
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Love this!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mom2Boys76 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this and my son was so excited for his "Baby Corduroy"
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my daughter's favorite book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Deb - 8 years ago
What a bargain! It's perfect for what I wanted.
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4 out of 5 stars
Mommy of 2 - 8 years ago
This is cute, but really small
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Adorable! Want to order another one!

5 out of 5 stars
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Minksmommy21 - 8 years ago
This is the cutest set. Corduroy is really soft.
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