Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy; Book Review

Written By: B.G. Hennessy
Illustrated By: Jody Wheeler
Created by: Don Freeman
Published by: Dial
Released on: 10.21.14
Ages: 5 & up
Source: book from publisher to review, in exchange for my honest review
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Before he met Lisa, Corduroy was just a little bear in the toy department of a big store, waiting for somebody to take him home.
It’s almost Christmas and Corduroy wishes he could be a child’s holiday gift—but he’s a plain bear, and nobody seems to notice him. He sets out across the store to ask Santa Claus for help, but he can’t visit without wearing a special outfit! After stopping to try on hats, boots, and even baby clothes, Corduroy finally arrives at the North Pole. Can Santa help Corduroy find a new home in time for Christmas?
With warm humor and classic art, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy takes readers back to the beginning and shows how Corduroy became the beloved bear we know today. This is a heartwarming story about the power of hope, perseverance, and friendship--an important addition to any Corduroy collection.

With the same classic look, and feel of the original story, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy is a book fans of this beloved bear will want to own. Leading up to the events before Corduroy is purchased by Lisa, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy tells the story of how Corduroy wishes he could be that perfect Christmas gift for a young boy or girl. Determined, he sets out to find Santa. He knows he's somewhere in the store. Corduroy will find out that his desire to be a beloved toy for a child will happen in an unexpected way. This is a must have for fans of Corduroy, and a great introduction to the beloved bear for those who have not yet read his original story. 

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