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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 9.2 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)

Weight: 1.54 Pounds

Number of Pages: 28

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Animals / Bears, Toys + Dolls + Puppets, General

Format: Board Book

Publisher: Viking Children's Books

Author: Don Freeman

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Language: English

Street Date: May 12, 2011
TCIN: 13453089
UPC: 9780670013111
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-4491
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



"Corduroy" has been a children's classic for more than 40 years. Now, even the youngest readers can enjoy this story of a bear looking for a home. With a full-sized trim and sturdy pages, this edition is baby- and toddler-friendly, and perfect for the whole family. 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, with a full-sized trim and sturdy pages, this edition is baby - and toddler - friendly, and perfect for the whole family.



Review Quotes



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.

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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 10.7 inches length x 0.7 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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