By: Don Freeman
The book "Corduroy" is about a teddy bear who once lived in the toy department Day after day he waited with all the animals and dolls for somebody to take him home. Then a girl named Lisa saw Corduroy and wanted to take him home but her mom said that she has spent too much money and that Corduroy is missing a button on his strap. Later that night, Corduroy goes and wanders off to find his missing button. He sees a mattress of buttons and attempts to pull one off thinking that it is his, and ends up falling over onto the floor, knocking a lamp down. A male security guard then comes and puts him back on the shelf. The next day, Lisa returns to the store with money to buy him and brings him back to her house, giving Corduroy his first home.
Implication No. 1
My first implication is to not judge a book by its cover. The girl’s mother in the story judged Corduroy to be an old rugged bear because he was missing one of his buttons. The mother thought that Corduroy wouldn't make Lisa happy and that it was a waste of money to purchase Corduroy
"Not today dear ... I've spent to much already. Besides he doesn't look new. He's lost the button to one of his shoulder straps ."
Implication No. 2
My second implication is that there's no place like home. Corduroy always wanted to live in a palace but he ends up completely happy to live with Lisa in her bedroom with his own tiny bed.
" This must be home... I know I've always wanted a home!"
Question of the Day
Have you ever been misjudged by someone and felt bad?
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