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Corduroy's Fourth of July Board book – May 17, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: Corduroy
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile; Brdbk edition (May 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067006159X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670061594
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.

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.


In the past 30 years, Lisa McCue has illustrated more than 175 books for children. Lisa�s artwork also appears on fabrics, greeting cards, gift tins, wrapping papers, home d�cor and clothing. She was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she isn�t drawing, she can be found on the water racing her sailboat or in the mountains skiing. She loves to read, sew, and bead and is involved in fundraising for ALS.

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These are great first books for babies/toddlers.
J. Kelley
My youngest Great Nephew is still too young for books who pages can be torn so I ordered this since it was a board book.
S. Butsch
Cute story regarding the birthday of our country and a very colorful book.
Deb

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Kelley VINE VOICE on March 6, 2009
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These are great first books for babies/toddlers. The illustrations are not too busy and have nice colors to keep the little ones' interest. The board book format is sturdy enough to hold up to my toddler's handling and still look good. The print is wonderful for pointing out the words as you read to your child (and clear enough for beginning solo readers as well).

I've been pleased with all the books in this series, and my son loves them as well (the Corduroy books are his favorite to bring to me to read to him).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Belinda on November 22, 2013
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Another good patriotic book for the little kids. Nice addition to their patriotic box. Always proud to see the little kids learn about loving America
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet on August 30, 2013
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Bought this for my grandson for the 4th of July...he loved it. It is a classic Corduroy story and the book is heavy weight and made for a toddlers hands.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deb on July 14, 2013
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Cute story regarding the birthday of our country and a very colorful book. Arrived with several other books in prime condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Butsch on May 22, 2013
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I love Corduroy books. My youngest Great Nephew is still too young for books who pages can be torn so I ordered this since it was a board book. I read it and found it delightful. I give all the children in the family books on Holidays as their gift for that Holiday.
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