Illustration by Erin McGuire. A perfect woman would not be afraid of heights. her most treasured books would require ladders to reach them. whatever pinnacle she climbed - she'd look like a librarian that could have been a gymnast.
Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons. This book is part of my childhood!