Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition)
By Don Freeman
- Author: Don Freeman
- Publisher: Viking
- Published: March 2008
- ISBN-10: 0670063363
- ISBN-13: 9780670063369
- Format: Oversize Hardcover
- Copyright: 2008
- Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls, Puppets
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Corduroy is the story of an adorable bear that lived in a big store and waited for a friend. This classic tale of friendship has touched many hearts since it was first released in 1968. To celebrate 'Corduroy's' fortieth year in print, this edition is packed with never-before-seen material. Readers are able to read the early draft of the manuscript that started it all. Letters between Don Freeman and his publisher from the 1960's reveal even more about the wonderful bear and his creator. So come along on this adventure as a bear and a girl find each other, and discover the beauty that waits within these pages. (Ages 3+).
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. While out for a walk, Bear meets a new friend, Caterpillar, who is working very hard. He tells bear that he is making a cocoon: "I'll stay inside for a while. But I promise you'll see me again." Bear is not convinced, and must check up on his friend when it gets dark, on a particularly windy day, when it rains, and again when it gets cold. Each time, from inside his cocoon, Caterpillar reassures him: "Don't worry, Bear." In the spring, Bear finally stops worrying, only to find an empty cocoon on the ground. A colorful silk moth's words help him recognize his transformed friend. Foley's illustrations are perfect for shared group readings with a younger audience—body language and facial expression speak volumes, while the plain earth-toned background colors set the tone for the changing seasons and weather. Aside from the characters, the only other objects in the illustrations are the branch of Caterpillar's tree and a few leaves or snowflakes to denote the season. A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus 2008 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.
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