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August 24, 2008

This is ... my favourite children's book

This very endearing book is about a teddy named Corduroy. During a visit to a laundromat with his owner Lisa, he realises that he doesn't have a pocket for his little green overalls. He sets out to find something suitable to make one. The story follows his adventure, as he searches for a pocket and is then accidentally left behind in the laundromat overnight. A Pocket For Corduroy is the 1978 sequel to the original Corduroy book by Don Freeman (which has just celebrated its 40th anniversary). I just loved Corduroy as a kid ... and still find him very charming.

I think there is every possibility this story was the catalyst for my life-long love of corduroy fabric.

But in fact I hadn't thought about this book for some long time. In our house of late, there's been an abundance of stories about trains, cars and diggers. This week's theme prompted a visit to Borders to buy a copy to read to my boys. I hope they will remember it fondly, too.

Thank you to Potty Mouth Mama for helping me remember Corduroy and to Angela at Three Buttons who hosts This is ...

12 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this one. Thankfully my mum kept all my favourites for my kids now. I think I might have to head off to Borders to check it out too.

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  2. I loved that book too! It's so easy to forget such endearing things in the hussle and bussle of every day.

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  3. sounds very sweet

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  4. It looks like a beautiful book and story. I may make a trip to Borders too.

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  5. What a gorgeous story. I've never heard of this book before. Thanks!

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  6. Awwww Corduroy.. Such a cute little bear. I love that you think he may have kicked off your passion for corduroy.. So sweet. He was a cute little bear.

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  7. I've never seen that one before either and I Love corduroy...might have to go and buy it for myself...and pretend it was for one of my nephews.

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  8. Very cute! I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like such a sweet little story. I'm looking forward to when Miss M is a little older and will take interest in the stories I read her, instead of squirming around!!

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  9. Sounds like one worthy of being a special favourite for sure.

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  10. My two year-old daughter LOVES corduroy! I hope your boys do too.

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  11. I loved Corduroy so much when I was young - losing his button, finding his girl - I think you have hit the nail on the head about lifetime love for the fabric - Me Too!

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  12. This book was my favorite book thanks for jogging my memory...:) my eyes are a bit misty ohh how I loved this book!

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