A Pocket for Corduroy

A Pocket for Corduroy

Book - 1980
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This irresistible childhood classic is a delightful sequel to the original, well-loved tale Corduroy . This charming story takes readers into a multi-ethnic, urban neighborhood Laundromat, where Lisa's mother warns her to take everything out of her pockets before washing.

Pockets! Corduroy doesn't have any pockets! The furry bear's search for a pocket of his own takes him on an adventure filled with the sights, sounds, smells and hazards of the Laundromat. As a result, Lisa and her beloved bear become separated as Corduroy ends up locked inside the Laundromat all night. And what do bears do all night in places like this? They ski in the soap flakes and nap in the baskets, of course!

Fortunately, Lisa returns early the next morning to reclaim her tired little friend. Soon, Lisa is sewing Corduroy a pocket of his very own and again all is well in the life of Corduroy.

"This merry tale gets added interest from...the setting, a multi-ethnic urban neighborhood, of cuddly Corduroy and his pal Lisa, a black child, and her attractive mother." -- Publishers Weekly .

Publisher: New York : Puffin, 1980, c1978
ISBN: 9780140503524
Branch Call Number: FRE
Characteristics: unpaged


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Sep 19, 2017

I took out this book for the kids at my work and they seemed to enjoy it! In this story Corduroy goes to the laundromat with Lisa and gets left behind by accident. Corduroy always wanders off and gets into mischief. The illustrations were really fun as well.

sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Story: 8/10
Illustrations: 10/10
Fun read. Corduroy has a special place in my heart.

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Sep 19, 2017

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

blue_horse_2236 Sep 04, 2012

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Sep 19, 2017

Corduroy goes to the laundomat with Lisa and decides that he wants a pocket. Lisa tells him to stay and wait for her but of course he does not. He goes in search of somthing that he can use as a pocket. When Lisa is done with her laundry she can not find Corduroy and he gets left behind in the laundromat. Courduroy got stuck in a bag of someone elses wet clothes. The man drys his over alls and then puts him on a washing machine to wait for Lisa. She returns the next morning to take him home. He tells Lisa that he wants a pocket of his own so she sews one on to his overalls. It is purple and she puts his name tag inside.


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