Another collage that I am making available for purchase is based on the children's book Corduroy by Don Freeman. Corduroy lives in a fancy department store but he is missing a button. A little girl named Lisa is walking through the department store with her mother and spies the teddy bear. She loves him immediately and asks her mom if she can have him. Her mother's response, "Not today, dear. Besides he doesn't look new." Corduroy did not know he was missing a button and comes to life that night in the department store to search for a new button. Readers of all ages love the idea of a toy coming to life, but I admire this story most because it is
ultimately about friendship and belonging. Reading this book with your students or your child provides a wealth of discussion topics and so it's no surprise that Corduroy was named one of the Top 100 Great Children's Books by the New York Public Library.
Author Don Freeman was an extremely interesting person. As a graphic artist, he sketched street life and New York City Theatre Life for 20 years. He wrote Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy but all other Corduroy books are based on his characters. Freeman also wrote several other children's books including the Caldecott Honor book Fly High, Fly Low.
If you have a spot for Corduroy in your home contact me for pricing. I also encourage you to make Corduroy part of your classroom or home library. Corduroy books make great gifts. More information on Corduroy Books can be found here or click on my fast links below the books to check out these great reads.