Corduroy

  • Title: Corduroy
  • Author: Don Freeman
  • Illustrator: Don Freeman
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication year: 1968
  • Brief Summary: From Amazon-“This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I found this very informative article from The Prindle Institute for Ethics on how educators can use Corduroy as a discussion point to talk about materialism, friendship and belonging.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it. –I vividly remember reading this book as a child and it brought back a lot of memories re-reading it now as an adult. Much like Lisa, the little girl who purchases Corduroy, I had a stuffed animal that meant the world to me. I think most children can identify with that. Freeman’s images in calming blues and greens really envelope the reader in comfort.

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