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Corduroy Takes a Bow

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Toy bear gets in the act at the theater in charming sequel.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great book

This book shows the making of the lion king it’s a great book

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This lively sequel is true to Corduroy's curious nature and independent streak, his warm friendship with Lisa, and the loving bond between Lisa and her mom. It has the added dimension of capturing the excitement of a kid's first time at the theater. Generations of readers have enjoyed the original three Corduroy stories. Now today's readers get a new one from an award-wining stage and film actress who weaves in the many different people responsible for putting on a theatrical production -- from the folks who handle the props, lights, and costumes, to the stage manager, stagehands, musicians, singers, and actors, even the ushers with their flashlights, guiding ticket holders to their seats. Corduroy Takes a Bow would be a great book to share with a young kid before going to see a performance of "The Nutcracker," a concert, or even a school play.

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