Books Bites: Making Literacy a Family Tradition

corduroyRead: Corduroy

Corduroy. Freeman, Don.Viking Press.

This is the story about a special friendship between a teddy bear named Corduroy and a little girl named Lisa. While Corduroy is searching for his lost button in the department store he comes across many things that he thinks he would like to have. However, when Lisa buys Corduroy, he finds what he really wants, which is a home and a friend.

Follow-Up Activities:

Corduroy was a Bear

(tune: This Old Man)


Corduroy was a bear,

He had no friends anywhere.

He lost his button and he was all alone,

Until a girl named Lisa took him home.


The Treehouse TV website has an entire page dedicated to this show. Check it out for a variety of videos, activities, and colouring pages.



Here is a wide variety of “bear-themed” activities created for kindergarten-aged children:


Check out this website for some basic and easy “bear” craft ideas:


The following website includes several pictures from the book – allowing readers to print them off, colour them, and use them to retell the story in their own words.