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CORDUROY by Don Freeman

Posted in reviewku: plunder, picture book

BUTTON!

One lost button, one

lonely bear, one long search for

a house and a home.

Nitty Gritty:

Picture book / read out loud / storybook

Third person POV

Main character – Corduroy – stuffed bear

Inanimate object as POV main character

Themes – searching for home, hope, family, wanting to be wanted, needing to be needed, yearning to be loved

Metaphor for children and adults — journeying through life constantly seeing that one out of reach thing that we are sure will change everything for the better forever

Setting — department store — shown through bright ligts, escalator, mysterious sounds, other stuffed animals/dolls/furniture/goods for sale

Vibrant colors

Simple prose

Quest story