Bibliographic: Freeman, D. (1968). Corduroy. New York: Viking Press.

Short annotation: This is the story of a department story bear named Corduroy. He loses one of the buttons on his corduroy pants and goes on an adventure through the department story to find his missing button.

The genre: Picture book, Realistic animal fiction

Grade level: Young children ranging from 3 to 8

Readers who like this book: Young children, Parents, Educators

Personal response and rating: I would give this book a 5; I loved this story because it sends the message that everything can be found again it just may not be in the way you expect.

Question: Have you every lost something that meant a lot to you?


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