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Corduroy Goes to the Doctor (lg format) Board book – January 13, 2005
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The youngest fans of Corduroy, one of the best-loved children's book characters for the past fifty years, will delight in these simple, sturdy board books-now available in a larger size with an updated, modern look.
In Corduroy Goes to the Doctor, Corduroy gets a check-up.
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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.
- Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers (January 13, 2005)
- Language : English
- Board book : 14 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670060313
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670060313
- Reading age : Baby - 2 years
- Item Weight : 5.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.06 x 0.3 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #56,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By lenergyrlah on February 19, 2020
My main complaint about this book is in most of the pictures Corduroy appears distressed! It feels like it defeats the purpose of buying it in the first place. I didn't expect happy smiles every scene, but I don't want him to spend half the story with a frightened or upset frown.
My second complaint is much more minor, but with the constant repetition of Corduroy's name it's cumbersome to read aloud. I mean, one to two short sentences per page and they manage to shoehorn in his name every time, sometimes even twice.
However, despite my complaints, my son does seem to enjoy it. He's brought it to me several times to read, and will sit through several repetitions.
My daughter enjoys it, so that's a win. In fact, that is probably all that should really matter. She had fun recognizing Corduroy and giggled when she realized she had all of the doctor tools, too.
The book itself is super short, but the real reasons I knocked off 2 stars are due to two things in the story:
1. The doctor scolds Corduroy for eating too many cookies when he steps onto the scale. I didn't particularly like that. I wish that part had been completely omitted. Instead of including the negative statement, it would have been more helpful for the doctor to remind Corduroy to eat his fruits and vegetables! Something positive instead, and not related to pounds on a scale.
2. At the end of the book, Corduroy receives a balloon and a button. Not sure about your doctor's office, but at ours, that kind of reward isn't given out post shots. I'm a little nervous that my daughter might expect this when we have our next vaccination appointment. Yikes!
By m.ju on February 26, 2021
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Reviewed in Canada on July 19, 2021