Country United States
Publication date 1978
Preceded by Corduroy
Originally published 1978
Illustrator Don Freeman
Publisher Viking Press
|Genres Children's literature, Picture book|
Similar Don Freeman books, Picture books, Bear books
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
A Pocket for Corduroy was made into a short television movie in 1986. 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. The 2000 animated TV series Corduroy was based on A Pocket for Corduroy as well as its predecessor.