Friday, January 25, 2013

Corduroy, King of the Teddy Bears


"This must be home," siad Corduroy. "I know I've always wanted a home!"

Who doesn't love Corduroy? After 45 years (the book was published in 1968) the book is still a favorite with children and grown-ups alike. Written and illustrated by Don Freeman, it remains his best-known and best-loved book out of the more than 25 books he published.

So last Wednesday we had a Corduroy storytime. We read Corduroy, of course, and also This Is the Bear, by Sarah Hayes, the story of a teddy bear who accidently goes to the dump. We all decided that the park or the library is a better place to take your teddy bear.

Here's a bear rhyme:

One little bear, wondering what to do,
Along came another and then there were two.
Two little bears, climbing up a tree,
Along came another and then there were three.
Three little bears, ate an apple core,
Along came another and then there were four.
Four little bears, found a beehive,
Along came another and then there were five.

And what did they do with all that honey?
They ate it all up! Yummy, yummy, yummy!

For our craft we made  Corduroy pictures. They colored them, then glued on the overalls and real buttons.

The overalls were cut out of blue corduroy (I used up all the green last time), green felt, and some brown checked upholstery velour. 

Abigail shows off her bear.

My version of a bare bear.

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