Item description for Corduroy Goes to School (Lift-the-Flap Book (Viking).) by Don Freeman...
Overview Follows Corduroy as he plays with his friends, feeds the classroom pets, listens to a story, practices his letters, has a snack, and draws a picture.
Publishers Description Corduroy has a lot to do at school today. He has to bring in something that starts with the letter "B," feed the classroom pets, listen to a story, paint, have a snack, and help clean up. And all of his favorite friends are there to share the school day with him. In seven colorful spreads, children can lift the flaps and see what's hiding in the cubby, behind the swing, under the drawing pad or in many more inventive places. And Corduroy, the lovable, cuddly bear, is just the right, reassuring presence to make children feel comfortable with all the early experiences school can bring.
Citations And Professional Reviews Corduroy Goes to School (Lift-the-Flap Book (Viking).) by Don Freeman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 06/03/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 06/03/2002 page 90
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Studio: Viking Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 22, 2002
Publisher Viking Juvenile
ISBN 0670035149 ISBN13 9780670035144
Availability 9 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 24, 2017 12:36.
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More About Don Freeman
B.G. Hennessy grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, NY. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books. She also took courses in Children's Literature. The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated her and after graduation she headed for NYC where she worked for 17 years in children's book publishing as a designer and art director. She is the author of Road Builders and The First Night, as well as many books starring Corduroy, the loveable toy bear created by Don Freeman. She now lives with her family in Arizona.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Corduroy Goes to School (Lift-the-Flap Book (Viking).)?
Adorable and perfect for getting ready for preschool! Jul 11, 2006
My 2 year old son loves this book! We started reading a few weeks before preschool began, and it really helped him know what to expect at school. Even after school started, he wants to read it every night and tell us what he does at school that is just like Corduroy, as well as what is different. We've been able to discuss sharing, his teachers, and get more information from him about how he's feeling at school. The illustrations are vivid and colorful, and there are no errors in the book as the one review stated. The writing is nothing spectacular, but its really more about the story teller's skills when kids are at this age. One word of caution: the pages are soft, as are the flaps, not like board-based lift-the-flap books. If your child is very rough with things, this could tear pretty easily.
mother of toddler Oct 4, 2005
If your child is starting pre-school, this is a great book for showing your little one what to expect because Corduroy and his friends do the same things that your child will do in school -- paint, do puzzles, read, play on the swing set, etc. Many of the books about going to school have the characters doing other things (like dogs burying bones, ducks going swimming, etc.)
Also, our book does not contain the error that the reviewer below mentions. The colors of the letters in the illustrations match what the text says.
Maybe the EDITORS Should Go to School Nov 2, 2003
My 21-month-old son enjoys this cute book immensely, but it contains a serious error. The book states that Corduroy makes "a big blue 'B,' and a big green 'C,' but the illustration shows a red (rather than blue) B and a purple (rather than green) C. That is an unforgivable mistake for a book that should be helping children learn to identify colors.