Friday, January 11, 2013

Corduroy's Lost Button

This week, I decided to pick out a story from my own special collection. Corduroy by Don Freeman is a book that my mom would read to me when I was Margo's age. I pulled it off of the shelf, and my mom sat us down. Margo was enraptured by this teddy bear's tale. She desperately wanted Corduroy to find his missing button, and was on pins and needles as he tried to pull one off of a mattress. We had fun following along on his adventure through the closed department store. Margo has been spending a lot of time with her favorite stuffed horse, Mr. Fazzy, and I find myself lost once again in memories of listening to this story. Experiencing it through the eyes of my little sister is priceless. Sharing a story you enjoy with someone you love is such a special feeling.

When the store closes and the lights go out, Corduroy suddenly realizes that he is missing his button. Struck with worry, he sets out on an adventure through the maze of imagination that awaits him in the secret world of the quiet department store. But, when he causes a crash, a nightwatchman finds him and puts him back up on the shelf. The next day, a young girl takes notice of the lonely teddy with only one button. Will Corduroy ever find his missing button? Will the little girl decide to take Corduroy home? You will have to read this adorable, classic children's picture book to find out! It is one of my favorite stories. The illustrations are marvelous, and I know that it will be a story that Margo will always treasure, just as I have.

Has anyone else read Corduroy by Don Freeman?

Happy reading! ~ F

Corduroy by Don Freeman:
Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He accidentally gets on an elevator that he thinks must be a mountain and sees the furniture section that he thinks must be a palace. He tries to pull a button off the mattress, but he ends up falling off the bed and knocking over a lamp. The night watchman hears the crash, finds Corduroy, and puts him back on the shelf downstairs. The next morning... read more.

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16 comments:

  1. oh this is one of our favorites...and will pass right along to our grandchildren.

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    1. Annmarie- It is such a wonderful book. I am sure your grandchildren will adore it when it gets passed down to them. :) ~F

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  2. Oh I always loved Corduroy, almost as much as The Velveteen Rabbit. Both are heartstring-tuggers. :)

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    1. Cate- I couldn't agree more! Love them both! ~L

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  3. I've never read it! But I know what it's about. It's oh so cute and I really should get my hands on it one day.

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    1. Adriana- I hope you get your hands on it soon. You can read and enjoy it in less than 30 minutes. It is a book that will stay with you! ~L

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  4. I heard about this book from Kelly. I hear it's many readers' beloved classic. Must check it out next week!

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    1. Claudine- I hope you get to read this one soon! I know you will love it! It will tug at your heart and make you think. Happy reading! ~L

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  5. I have read Corduroy about a million times...and loved it each time!

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    1. Patty- I love that it is just as good each time I read it! ~F

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  6. Oh, now, this sounds like the cutest book. I love teddy bears. And teddy bears in clothes is such a weakness of mine. Way too cute.

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    1. Donna- You must check this book out! You will love it and want to read it again and again. Happy reading! ~L

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  7. Corduroy sounds so cute! I need to read it!
    Thanks for sharing. :)
    Ifrah@Booksters' Cafe

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    1. Ifrah- You are welcome! It is a story that shouldn't be missed. :) ~L

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  8. Aww! This book looks so adorable :D Might have to read it ;) Glad you enjoyed it now as well :) Thank you for sharing. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Carina- I always enjoy seeing what you get in your mailbox- you get so many great books and prizes! WOW! I hope you get to read this book soon. It is a cute one! ~Jess

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