Picture Book Review: Corduroy by Don Freeman

Looking for your next read? Check out Corduroy by Don Freeman, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.

As a young girl Corduroy was always one of my favorite stories. As a collector of stuffed animals, I imagined that I was adopting toys like Corduroy and giving them a good home with me. Corduroy is a small stuffed bear who lives in a department store and waits to be taken home by somebody special. One day a little girl named Lisa wants to buy him, but her mother says no because he is missing a button on his corduroy overalls. That night Corduroy goes in search of his missing button. He does not find the button, but the next day Lisa comes back to buy him with her own money. She takes him home and sews a button on his overalls. Corduroy finds a home and new friend.

Lisa does not care that Corduroy isn’t perfect. She accepts him for how he is. She says “I like you the way you are, but you’ll be more comfortable with your shoulder strap fastened.” This idea is a powerful and important message for children today. Adults will appreciate this classic story of acceptance. Little children will love the idea of stuffed animals coming to life when the store is closed.

Corduroy is available on eReads Kids as an audiobook. You can find the Spanish audiobook on Overdrive. The print version of this story can also be placed on hold and checked out at Curbside Pickup. Borrow this adorable classic tonight and fall in love with Corduroy all over again.

Check out Corduroy on eReadKids, Libby, or from your branch's shelves with your library card today!

eReadKids: The Corduroy Collection (Corduroy, Edicion Espanola, Corduroy Takes A Bow) eAudiobooks, opens a new window




Corduroy Read-a-long (Book and CD)

Corduroy Read-a-long (Book and CD)

Corduroy eAudiobook (Spanish)

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