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Courduroy - A Pocket for Corduroy - Book Review

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

This is one of those special books to enjoy over and over...

While this book may not interest every child, it holds a special allure for me. I remember reading it to my children and now to my grandchildren. They don't want it read just once; it is the type of book that you end up practically memorizing as you read it to them so much. In the original Corduroy book he is missing a button and goes searching for it.
In the book, "A Pocket for Corduroy" we see him sitting compliantly on a chair in the Laundromat after Lisa puts him there. However, when he hears Lisa's mother reminding her to take things out of her pockets he realizes that he does not have a pocket.

The adventure begins when he hops off the chair in search of something for a pocket. The story ends with the reunification of Lisa and Corduroy and of course she sews a pocket on his overalls for him.

Don Freeman writes and illustrates a worthy follow-up to the original Corduroy book; it shows ordinary people doing ordinary activities, but with a little mischievous bear to throw in some spontaneity. I am sure children will want to run for their teddy bears before they snuggle up next to you for a story.

Who is Corduroy?
The first book about Corduroy tells us the story of a teddy bear who sits on a display shelf in the toy department of a fine department store. A little girl named Lisa arrives with her mother and sees the bear. She really wants to buy the bear, but her mother says she does not want to spend any more money, and besides that bear has a button missing from his overalls.

When they leave, and when the store is closed, Corduroy decides to go and find the missing button by himself and embarks on a trip around the department store that very night. He goes upstairs and sees for the very first time furniture he had never seen before, including beds and mattresses. When he sees a mattress tuft button the thinks it must be his missing button and as he pulls so hard he ends up falling off the bed (without the button). The noise of his fall signals the store guard who just finds the bear and puts him back in place.

It’s good that he is back on the shelf when Lisa arrives the next day with her money from her piggy bank so she is able to buy Corduroy. At home, she sews a button on his shoulder strap and the book ends with them saying that they had always wanted a friend and hugging each other.

Other Books about Corduroy:

All About Corduroy
Corduroy Goes to School
Corduroy Goes to the Doctor
Corduroy Goes to the Doctor (Board Book)
Corduroy Lost and Found
Corduroy Makes a Cake (Puffin Easy-to-Read, Level 2)
Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever!
Corduroy's Birthday (Lift-the-Flap)
Corduroy's Christmas
Corduroy's Christmas (Lift-the-Flap)
Corduroy's Christmas Surprise
Corduroy's Day (Corduroy (Board Book)
Corduroy's Easter Lift-the-Flap
Corduroy's Easter Party
Corduroy's Garden (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)
Corduroy's Merry Christmas Shaped Board Book
Corduroy's Party
Corduroy's Valentine's Day
Un Bolsillo Para Corduroy

Note: Corduroy books are from my personal library.

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