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|Title: Corduroy (Board Book Edition)|
By: Don Freeman
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 11.00 (inches)
|Weight: 1 pound 11 ounces|
Stock No: WW013111
2018 marks Corduroys 50th anniversary, and Don Freemans classic character is even more popular today than he was when he first came on the scene. Now, with a full-sized trim and sturdy pages, this edition is baby - and toddler - friendly, and perfect for the whole family.
Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows for The 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, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.
Corduroy hosted Jumpstarts Read for the Record campaign, which raised more than $1.5 million for early education programs. Two million children and adults read the book on the same day.
Corduroy was one of the first books inducted into the Indies Choice Book Awards Picture Book Hall of Fame.
The New York Public Library named Corduroy one of the 100 Great Children's Books from the Last 100 Years.
The National Education Association named Corduroy one of the Teachers Top 100 Books for Children.
School Library Journal named Corduroy one of the Top 100 Picture Books for the 21st Century.
Corduroys creator, Don Freeman, received the Kerlan Award in recognition of his singular attainments in the creation of children's literature.
Close to 20 million copies of the Corduroy books have sold in the United States and around the world.
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