by Don Freeman | Grades Preschool-K | Lexile Level 600
A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he's always wanted most of all.
Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he's the bear she's always wanted. Her mother, though, thinks he's a little shopworn-he's even missing a button! Still, Corduroy knows that with a bit of work, he can tidy himself up and be just the bear for Lisa. And where better to start than with a quick search through the department store for a new button!