by Don Freeman
Viking Press, NY
I have chosen Corduroy by Don Freeman as my next book for the Young Readers Challenge.
What can I say about a classic? The story, while simply told, is not simplistic. It possess all the elements of a classic story — a plot, protagonist, antagonist, a problem, a solution and an ending. The art work is timeless as is the story — any generation can identify with it. A parent can read this to a child and not be mind numbingly bored yet even a young child can be entertained by it. It is long enough to get the story told yet short enough to make a good bedtime story. All in all, a very good little book.