Come meet all the helpers and heroes of the neighborhood on a tour with everyone's favorite bear, Corduroy!
Corduroy has lots of friends around the neighborhood. He thanks the firefighters and the letter carrier, and stops by the library to say hello to his favorite friends. This board book is perfect for fans of Corduroy's other books, and for the littlest readers getting to know the people who keep their neighborhood moving.
For over 50 years the heartwarming adventures of Don Freeman's stuffed bear, Corduroy, have been irresistible childhood classics.
This is a signed copy
|Age Recommendation: 12 months+
Why We Love It
About the illustrator Jody Wheeler
My fascination with children’s books developed when I was quite young. The inspiration for this interest was my Great Aunt Opal Wheeler, a prolific writer of mid-century children’s books. Aunt Opal would gift us with the full children’s book list from her publisher, Dutton Books, each Christmas.
That was it, I was hooked. After graduating from Elmira College and some time at the Dial Press and Simon & Schuster, I established my own freelance illustration business. That was more than 75 illustrated books ago. Along the way, I took advantage of some great opportunities and worked on a variety of projects for many clients in wonderfully diverse markets.
Keeping in touch with the City Mouse/Country Mouse lifestyle I love, I currently divide my time between my home studios in Manhattan and Ballston Spa, New York State’s first Free Trade town.
Whatever I do, I do it in the hope of touching the heart or sparking the imagination of the viewer. If I can bring a smile to a child’s face through a picture book… or help calm someone’s busy day with the soothing effect of a watercolor landscape or still life, I have done my job! I do it because I truly believe that the visual arts have the power to inspire.
I am thankful every day that I am so involved in illustration as a profession because it helps to foster literacy and, if done well, it makes the world a more beautiful place.