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Corduroy

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Item #: 11218820
    Now children can cuddle up with an adorable Corduroy plush bear as they listen to his story. A small edition of the classicCorduroy book is included in this handsome package?just the right size to carry along in the car or in a stroller. Ri......more

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Now children can cuddle up with an adorable Corduroy plush bear as they listen to his story. A small edition of the classicCorduroy book is included in this handsome package?just the right size to carry along in the car or in a stroller. Right in time for holiday gift-giving, theCorduroy Book andBear boxed set is a must-have for this popular character?s legions of fans.

Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.

Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows forThe New York Times and The Herald Tribune. This shift was helped along, in no small part, by a rather heartbreaking incident: he lost his trumpet. One evening, he was so engrossed in sketching people on the subway, he simply forgot it was sitting on the seat beside him. This new career turned out to be a near-perfect fit for Don, though, as he had always loved the theater.

He was introduced to the world of children’s literature when William Saroyan asked him to illustrate several books. Soon after, he began to write and illustrate his own books, a career he settled into comfortably and happily. Through his writing, he was able to create his own theater: "I love the flow of turning the pages, the suspense of what's next. Ideas just come at me and after me. It's all so natural. I work all the time, long into the night, and it's such a pleasure. I don't know when the time ends. I've never been happier in my life!"

Don died in 1978, after a long and successful career. He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.

Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, includingCorduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.

Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Publisher:
Viking Childrens Books
Publish Date:
09/04/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780670063420
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
8.75 in
Thickness:
2.5 in
Unit weight:
0.85 lb
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  • Very Smalll Book and Bear

    Very disappointed in the product. We expected a full size bear and book. What we actually received was very small. The bear is about 4 inches tall. I expect the bear to get lost immediately and having to replace it in the future. Not worth the extra money to buy the package. Buy the book and bear separate if you want a full size bear.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Images appeared very large
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Actual size was very small
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was good
  • matches exactly to what I ordered

    This is just what I was looking for. I remember this book from when I was a little girl and I love the little bear. I hope my grandson loves it as much as I did!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? identical
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? same
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. adorable
  • Corduroy Book and Bear

    This was my sisters favorite book as a child so I bought this set for my niece for Christmas.The book and bear are both nicely made and my sister was very excited! My Niece loves the little bear!

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