Corduroy by Don Freeman is just one of those books that has always held a special place in my heart. I can remember asking my mom to read it over and over and over again, in anticipation for the part where he finally finds a home and love. If you haven't read this book yet, now is the time to pick it up.
A number of events have occured this year already, with more to come including a Russ stuffed animal Corduoroy line http://www.russberrie.com/ (look under products/entertainment).
Is your school part of the Firefly Scholastic Book Club? If so, in the September Flyer http://teacher.scholastic.com/clubs/clubpdfs/sep2008/firefly0908_newsflyer.pdf you can get a paperback copy of Corduroy for only a $1. What a deal!!
Also, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign http://www.readfortherecord.org/ is October 2, 2008 and the book this year is guess... Corduroy!