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Corduroy's Easter Lift-the-Flap [Hardcover]

By Don Freeman (Author) & Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
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Shows Corduroy and his friends preparing for Easter at the playground, at the farm, and elsewhere, with plenty of surprises--and colorful Easter eggs--hidden under flaps on each page

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Corduroy and his friends are so happy to play outside now that spring is here. In this cheerful book that's chock-full of flaps on each spread, children will enjoy discovering who's hiding at the playground, or peering under flaps to find baby animals at a farm. There are plenty of Easter preparations before the final spread, as readers join the search to see what the Bunny has left behind. Happy Easter, Corduroy

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Viking Juvenile
Pages   8
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 9.22" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1999
Publisher   Viking Juvenile
Age  3-4
ISBN  0670881015  
ISBN13  9780670881017  

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More About Don Freeman & Lisa McCue

Don Freeman 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.

Don Freeman was born in 1908 and died in 1978.

Don Freeman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Corduroy
  2. Corduroy
  3. Corduroy (Board Book)
  4. Picture Puffin Books
  5. Picture Puffins
  6. Puffin Storytime
  7. Reading Railroad Books
  8. Sticker Stories (Paperback)

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5Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Pop-Up & Movable > Lift the Flap
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7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Easter > Fiction
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9Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Corduroy's Easter Lift-the-Flap?

One of our favorite lift-the-flap books  Mar 10, 2006
My daughter loves the Corduroy books and we have to read them over and over again. Her favorite, however, is the Halloween story.
My two-year-old LOVES this book!  Oct 28, 2004
We gave this to my daughter for Easter when she was almost two, and she LOVES it. We read it at least three times a day. The story is really cute with great phrasing, and my daughter loves finding the Easter Bunny and the robin on each page. The illustrations spark conversations about other things (she sees the lilacs on the page and then we talk about when we smelled the lilacs on our walk, etc.). She especially loves lifting the flaps. They're not the most durable--we have taped many of them back on--but we still love the book. It's really helped her vocabulary, too. She loves to talk about the baby animals and what sounds they make, etc. I will admit--this is not the Corduroy I grew up with. The story has nothing to do with the original Corduroy, so don't buy this book if you think you'll be sharing the Corduroy of your childhood with your kids. However, if you buy it knowing it has nothing to do with the original Corduroy, I think you'll be very pleased. MY DAUGHTER LOVES IT! I also recommend the Christmas and Halloween Corduroy books, too. They're all huge hits at our house!
Easter Peek-a-Boo with Corduroy and His Friends  Mar 9, 2001
The book is based on the Corduroy character created by Don Freeman. The "bear's share" of the royalties go to the Don and Lydia Freeman Research Fund to support psychological research concerning children affected by cancer.

Somewhere between 9 and 24 months, most children become fascinated with playing peek-a-boo. Books with flaps fit in with that favorite game. They provide the "magic" of making something appear for your child, and as such are wonderful ways to create indelible learning experiences. This book has dozens of flaps for your child to peer behind. Usually, an animal is revealed. Some of the camouflage devices include plants, flowers, rocks, toys, doors, a hay stack, and food.

The story has two themes. The first revolves around playing outdoors with friends during the spring as the weather improves.

"Spring has sprung, Corduroy!"

The second theme concerns preparing for and participating in an Easter egg hunt. This book is a good background for preparing your child for her or his first hunt!

At this age, children are usually not especially interested in other children so I liked the feature of the book emphasizing the fun of doing things with friends. This includes going to get the supplies, dying the eggs, and hunting for them. The eggs are left to be hidden by the Easter Bunny.

The sentences are short and simple. This makes it easier for your child to memorize the story. As that process occurs, you can point to a word and ask your child to say the word. After a few misses, your child will begin to recognize one word from another. You can point to the words as you read them when you see that your child is starting to pay attention to the printing.

The bright, clear illustrations also provide for focus-getting attention from young children.

The story also provides lots of humor in the form of little surprises behind the flaps. The laughter that follows will help reinforce the learning here.

You should also ask your child what he or she would like to do about Easter eggs. Depending on the emotional responses you get, you can plan for how to celebrate this Easter with your child. I recommend paper eggs until your child is past the "squeezing everything" stage.

Some of the best fun of being a parent is preparing for Easter egg hunts. Don't miss it if you celebrate Easter!

"Happy Easter, Corduroy!"

And a very happy Easter to you and your family, too!

Emma loves this book  Aug 3, 2000
Emma's (18 mos)grandma bought this for her this past Easter, and she still wants to read it every day. She loves to look for the bird that appears on every page. Very colorful and great illustrations. I don't remember Corduroy from my childhood (1960's) but I'm going to get all the compantion books for Emma.
Our two year old loves this book!  May 2, 2000
Our son's grandparents bought this book for his second Easter, and he loves it! If your child enjoys lift-the-flap books, this is a good one. I especially like the way certain animals (the Easter Bunny and a little robin) appear on every page, so the child learns to look for them. It's also a very nice introduction to the rituals of egg dyeing and hunting for Easter eggs.

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