Corduroy is a classic children’s book that some children may have read before but they are still enraptured by it every time. Corduroy is a teddy bear who lives in a department store and desperately wants someone to take him home. One day a young girl named Lisa comes in to the store and wants to buy Corduroy but her mother says no because he is missing a button. Corduroy searches the department store for a button because he thinks he needs one to get taken home by Lisa. Before he attaches the button, he is found by security and put back on his shelf. Luckily, Lisa comes in again to purchase Corduroy with her own money and tells him that she likes him just the way he is. Corduroy and Lisa become friends and Corduroy finally feels like he has found a home.
Corduroy is an adorable story that is perfect for storytime because it warms the hearts of children and adults alike. It is also a great storytime choice because of its large and colorful yet simple illustrations by the author Don Freeman. Corduroy also features onomatopoeia such as “POP” which kids will love sounding out at storytime. In addition, most children have a special stuffed animal in their lives so this book is especially relatable. Corduroy’s primary message of acceptance and being okay with who you are is one particularly important for children and further enhances the quality of this lovely book.
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