A Pocket for Corduroy

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A Pocket for Corduroy
Author Don Freeman
Illustrator Don Freeman
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature, picture book
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
Preceded by Corduroy

A Pocket for Corduroy is a 1978 children's book written and illustrated by Don Freeman. It was a sequel to his 1968 book Corduroy.


Lisa accidentally loses Corduroy, her stuffed bear, at a laundromat. After a series of adventures, while Corduroy searches for material to make a pocket, he becomes trapped in a laundry basket until he is found the next morning by the laundromat's owner. Corduroy is reunited with Lisa, who promptly takes him home to sew a pocket onto his overalls, so that Corduroy can carry a name card with him.

Use in other media[edit]

A Pocket for Corduroy was made into a short television movie in 1986.[1] An American Sign Language (ASL) version of A Pocket for Corduroy was released through Scholastic Corporation. This version includes the original story, artwork, voice-over, music and read along captions.[2] The 2000 animated TV series Corduroy was based on A Pocket for Corduroy as well as its predecessor.[3]


  1. ^ "A Pocket for Corduroy (TV Movie 1986) - IMDb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Scholastic Storybook Treasures: A Pocket For Corduroy (Sign Language DVD) - DVD - The Scholastic Store". scholastic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Nelvana.com – Shows - Corduroy". www.nelvana.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.