Author/Illustrator: Don Freeman

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1968

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Audience: Gr. Pre K-2

Overview: This is a story of a teddy bear in a toy store that has never been bought. One day a girl named Lisa sees Corduroy and wants to buy him. However, the mother thinks he doesn’t look new because he is missing a button. When the store closes Corduroy searches the department store for a button. Although he does not find a button that night he finds a home with the little girl Lisa. The pictures are compelling and the story is heartwarming.

Activity: Have the students draw a picture of a teddy bear or one of their favorite animals.

Reviewer’s Name: Alex Corbutt