|Author: Don (CRT) Freeman|
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|A toy bear who is anxious to have a home is befriended by a little girl who is willing to spend her own money to buy him. *Author: Freeman, Don (CRT) *Publication Date: 2008/09/04 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 2.50 *Width: 8.75 *Height: 8.75|
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Now children can cuddle up with an adorable Corduroy plush bear as they listen to his story. A small edition of the classic Corduroy book is included in this handsome packageÂ?just the right size to carry along in the car or in a stroller. Right in time for holiday gift-giving, theCorduroy Book and Bear boxed set is a must-have for this popular characterÂ's legions of fans.
As a young man, Don Freeman was torn between becoming an illustrator or a musician. He found himself forced to choose illustration after he mistakenly left his trumpet on the subway one night after being caught up in sketching the other passengers. Needing money, he began to submit illustrations to the New York Herald Tribune and his career began. He wrote his first book for children, CHUGGY AND THE BLUE CABOOSE, in 1951 with his wife, Lydia, for their son Roy. Freeman wrote for both children and adults and also illustrated the works of such authors as William Saroyan and James Thurber. He may be best remembered for his creation of the picture book CORDUROY, in which a department store bear hopes that someone will buy him and give him a real home.