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

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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 danceband. 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 Childrens' 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 popularbooks for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and theCaldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low. For more information about Don Freeman, please visit:

www.donfreeman.info


Lisa McCue has illustrated many books for youngreaders. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Product Details

  • Series: Corduroy
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (May 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067006159X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670061594
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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I'm all for board books having simple story lines but this book is ridiculous. According to this book, the Fourth of July is about picnics, playing games, and watching a parade. Seriously?? No mention of pride for our country or our flag, no mention of what Fourth of July really means, or anything. I know it's a baby book but babies aren't stupid and that doesn't mean we can't mention at least SOMETHING important about the Fourth of July; it's a sorry excuse for a book about a national holiday. I wonder if Corduroy's Memorial Day book is about bbq's too...
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Fun, simple board book. Perfect for my class of 2-year-olds who aren't quite ready to learn about & understand the meaning of July 4th, but want to get in the holiday spirit!
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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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My son loves Corduroy books and absolutely adores this book. The story is completely non-existent and it doesn't even flow together well in some parts, but nonetheless he is hooked.
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