A Pocket for Corduroy

A Pocket for Corduroy

By Don Freeman; Don Freeman (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780140503524, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 1980

Description
This irresistible childhood classic is a delightful sequel to the original, well-loved tale "Corduroy." This charming story takes readers into a multi-ethnic, urban neighborhood Laundromat, where Lisa's mother warns her to take everything out of her pockets before washing.

Pockets Corduroy doesn't have any pockets The furry bear's search for a pocket of his own takes him on an adventure filled with the sights, sounds, smells and hazards of the Laundromat. As a result, Lisa and her beloved bear become separated as Corduroy ends up locked inside the Laundromat all night. And what do bears do all night in places like this? They ski in the soap flakes and nap in the baskets, of course

Fortunately, Lisa returns early the next morning to reclaim her tired little friend. Soon, Lisa is sewing Corduroy a pocket of his very own and again all is well in the life of Corduroy.

"This merry tale gets added interest from...the setting, a multi-ethnic urban neighborhood, of cuddly Corduroy and his pal Lisa, a black child, and her attractive mother." "Publishers Weekly.



About the Author
Don Freeman began writing and illustrating childrens books in the 1940s. He was the award-winning author of many popular titles, including "Corduroy, Dandelion, Manuelo the Playing Mantis," and the Caldecott Honor book "Fly High, Fly Low." He died in 1978.

Don Freeman began writing and illustrating childrens books in the 1940s. He was the award-winning author of many popular titles, including "Corduroy, Dandelion, Manuelo the Playing Mantis," and the Caldecott Honor book "Fly High, Fly Low." He died in 1978.