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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.