Corduroy: Don Freeman


Author/Illustrator: Don Freeman
Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Year: 1968
Brief Summary: Corduroy lives at the toy department of a shopping center.  When he lost a button on his overall, he thought for sure no one would buy him, until one little girl finds him on the shelf and brings him home.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame, 2009′ ‘ Finalist’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 ; Bank Street College of Education
Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
Educators’ Top 100 Children’s Books, 2007 ; NEA Survey
Not Just for Children Anymore!, 2001 ; Children’s Book Council
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • What would it be like to spend the night in a toy store or mall?  What would you do there?
  • Do you have a favorite stuffed animal?  Tell us why it’s special.  (Ahead of time let children know we’d have a show and tell and have them bring their favorite animals/dolls.)

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.   

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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