I think I read this book to my son about a million times – no, two milion times. It’s a book I remember loving from my own childhood. This book doesn’t seem to age. The best thing, though, is to see the looks on the faces of my preschoolers and kindergartners when I read them this book.
Corduroy is a about a little teddy bear sitting on the shelf of a department store who is missing a button on his overalls. A little girl named Lisa wants to buy Corduroy, but her mother won’t let her, because he doesn’t look new. A button is missing on Corduroy’s overalls. That night, after the store closes, Corduroy searches the department store for a button to fix his overalls. Lisa, determined to bring Corduroy home, returns the next day with all her savings so that she can buy Corduroy, despite his missing button. In a very sweet ending scene, as Lisa sews on a new button to Corduroy’s overalls, both Corduroy and Lisa realize that they’ve each found a friend.