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Corduroy Goes to the Doctor (Corduroy)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  222 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
The youngest fans of Corduroy, one of the best-loved children's book characters for over forty years, will delight in these simple, sturdy board books-now available in a larger size with an updated, modern look.
In Corduroy Goes to the Doctor, Corduroy gets a check-up.
Board Book, 14 pages
Published January 13th 2005 by Viking Books for Young Readers (first published 1987)
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Oct 05, 2008 Lstirl rated it liked it
A cutesy board book designed to help families prepare young children for a doctor's visit using a familiar character.

This book does what it is designed to do, and that is to prepare young children for a trip to the doctor. It normalizes the event using a familiar character and soothing illustrations. However, as a just for fun book, it is lacking in catchy, fun rhymes and interesting prose that make most children's books so engaging and charming. I liked how each bit of writing pertained directl
Mar 10, 2009 Carolyn rated it really liked it
We both liked this book for a long time, though it's been supplanted in recent months. I'm not crazy about the words but like the illustrations so I make up my own words. (e.g. Why should my 1-year-old be hearing that Corduroy has gained too many pounds from eating cookies? He doesn't know what cookies are, and at 1, he could stand to gain a few pounds...)
Maimoona Albar
Feb 21, 2015 Maimoona Albar rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-books
This book is beneficial to build a good relationship between children and physicians. I like how the author make doctors' visits enjoyable and fun. I also like how the story includes a reward for the beast patient and toys in the waiting room. I am just not sure if it is ok to talk about shots as a part of the visit or not especially for younger kids.
Meg McGregor
Little ones will love watching Corduroy go to the doctor.

They will see that he plays in the waiting room...

gets undressed...

gets weighed and measured....

the doctor looks at his throat, eyes, and ears....

the doctor listens to his heart...

the doctor even gives him a shot so he won't get sick.

Who doesn't love this bear?
Dec 15, 2014 gina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: board-book
Hands down my sons favorite book. I have no idea why. He owns 100 books but this one is the one he goes back to time and time again. He'll sit still through it 6 or more times wanting you to read it over and over.
Dec 31, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was ok
This book was OK but my nephew loves this book and it was fun to read it to him.
Amanda Short
Nov 12, 2014 Amanda Short rated it it was amazing
Very cute book with cute pictures. Hopefully it will help with our Dr. visits.
The Book Box
Mama read this to me today before my nap. I helped turn the pages.
Emerson and Theodore
Jun 20, 2012 Emerson and Theodore rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
Daddy read Emerson this one tonight. A cute story about how Corduroy enjoys going to the doctor. Corduroy plays in the waiting room, then is called in, he gets undressed, he is weighed, measured, examined ("say "Ah", Corduroy"), and finally gets a shot. He leaves with a balloon and a bandaid and a sticker. Very real in its depiction of a pediatric appointment. Good message. And a portion of the book sales go to children's medical issues.
Meg McGregor
Jan 16, 2014 Meg McGregor rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
Little ones will love watching Corduroy go to the doctor and see that he does the same things when they go to the doctor! Who doesn't love this bear?
Thelma Walker
Jan 26, 2013 Thelma Walker rated it liked it
Shelves: doctor, cookies
I really like this book. This book helps children know that going to the doctor does not have to be scary. This is a great book to use for children who have a fear of going to the doctor.

Extention: An activity for this book would be for dramatic play, prenteding to go to the doctors office.
Apr 09, 2009 Shortii rated it it was amazing
This book is about this teddy bear that likes to go to the doctor and he have to breath and know what to do. When he was finish he got a ballown and a button from the doctor
Nov 02, 2008 Shana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Very easy read for my 16 month old. He loves pointing to everything then finishing the book quick.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it liked it
I love the corduroy series--he is somehow strangely likable tho' not cute teddy bear
Cali Santos
May 06, 2011 Cali Santos rated it it was amazing
Effective in influencing toddlers to be friendly with their doctors.
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Don Freeman was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist, children's book author, and illustrator. He was born in San Diego, California, attended high school in Missouri, and later moved to New York City where he studied etching with John Sloan.
Frequent subjects included Broadway theatre, politics, and the circus. He was also a jazz musician, and the brother of circus entrepreneur Randy Freeman.

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