Item description for Corduroy's Christmas Surprise (Corduroy) by Don Freeman & Lisa McCue...
Overview Corduroy's letter to Santa is full of requests for his friends, who will be spending Christmas Day with him, but Santa has a surprise in store for a very special bear, too.
Publishers Description Christmas is coming, and Corduroy has a list of gifts he'd like from Santa-until he discovers the true meaning of Christmas is not about train sets and ice skates, but about good friends. Celebrate the season with Corduroy in this Christmas story that is sure to be a holiday read-aloud favorite.
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Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 8.01" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2000
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN 0448421917 ISBN13 9780448421919 UPC 070918003493
Availability 0 units.
More About Don Freeman & Lisa McCue
Don Freeman was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist, children's book author, and illustrator. He was born in San Diego, California, attended high school in Missouri, and later moved to New York City where he studied etching with John Sloan.
Frequent subjects included Broadway theatre, politics, and the circus. He was also a jazz musician, and the brother of circus entrepreneur Randy Freeman.
He was the award-winning author of many popular titles, including "Corduroy, Dandelion, Manuelo the Playing Mantis," and the Caldecott Honor book "Fly High, Fly Low." He died in 1978.
Reviews - What do customers think about Corduroy's Christmas Surprise?
Nice story, but a departure from the original series Mar 28, 2005
This struck me as "Corduroy for the 21st century". I love the original Corduroy books, and this one just has none of the feel of those, either in terms of narrative or in terms of illustration. Corduroy and his 4 silly animal friends do not interract with humans, but exist in some blissful upper middle class suburbia and participate only in gift giving as the meaning of the holiday. True, the bear we love does show his true self in the moment when he changes his Santa letter to ask only for gifts to his friends, but this is the only soft moment in an otherwise overly modern disney-like book. The sewn-on pocket Corduroy is replaced with a shallow pajama wearing pretender. I want my stoic old friend back...
Corduroy's Christmas Surprise Nov 28, 2000
This is a very sweet book that is definitely worth adding to your Christmas book collection. My 2 1/2 year old loves it. The illustrations are fun and the story has a terrific moral - Corduroy changes his laundry list letter to Santa to focus on the more modest needs of his best friends.