Have you ever dreamed
of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of
Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a
teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have
gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look
for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He accidentally gets on
an elevator that he thinks must be a mountain and sees the
furniture section that he thinks must be a palace. He tries to pull a
button off the mattress, but he ends up falling off the bed and
knocking over a lamp. The night watchman hears the crash, finds
Corduroy, and puts him back on the shelf downstairs. The next morning,
he finds that it's his lucky day! A little girl buys him with money she
saved in her piggy bank and takes him home to her room. Corduroy
decides that this must be home and that Lisa must be his friend. Youngsters will never get tired of this toy-comes-alive tale with a happy ending.
Recommended to me for my
daughter by a member of my book group who does not have children. She
had remembered it from her own childhood and just felt that it was such a
beautiful story that she had to recommend it.
She was right. It
is a sweet little tale of Corduroy the bear who is desperate to be
bought from the department store. Along comes Lisa the little girl who
falls in love with him.
I am looking forward to getting the next
book "A Pocket for Corduroy" as it seems such a sweet tale to follow.
My 23 month old also loves the story and illustrations and it is
regularly requested as a bedtime story.
A prime example of how a children's book stands the test of time being passed on from generation to generation.