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Corduroy Makes a Cake (Corduroy)

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When Corduroy finds out that Lisa is having a birthday party, he decides to make her a very special cake. But instead of a cake, he makes a great big mess! Corduroy doesn't know what to do. Will he find another way to give Lisa a birthday surprise?

Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 13th 2003 by Puffin (first published 2001)
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Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it
In this short book, Corduroy decides to bake a cake for Lisa's birthday. The cake doesn't go so well, so Corduroy tries another route. The result is a birthday surprise for Lisa.

The author attempts to use tension to enhance the story, but it doesn't work well. The reader is supposed to worry, "will Corduroy get in trouble", or "what if he isn't found". The writing just isn't good enough to create the tension. More text, or different text might help.

Students of writing must know that tension shou
Rosa Cline
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: birthday, kids, 2014, 2017
In this adventure for Corduroy his 'human' Lisa tells him it's her birthday. So while she is away he tries to make a Corduroy cake for her. But in the mist of it all only made a mess. BUT while he was hiding from Lisa's mom feeling bad he made the mess, he found a cake box and decorated it he hid inside and Lisa's mom put him on the gift table. And in the end the true love Corduroy has for his human comes through!
Luisa Knight
A cute birthday story with Corduroy - a classic, lovable bear.

Reading Level: K - 3rd grades

Cleanliness: someones says "My goodness."


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Kay Kay
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, preschool
This one was cute and held their atttention
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