The award-winning actress tells the story of beloved teddy bear Corduroy’s adventures in a theater in Corduroy Takes a Bow.
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The book will be illustrated by Jody Wheeler and published in September 2018 by Viking Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.
Using her own experiences as a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, Viola Davis writes the story of Corduroy and Lisa's first trip to the theater. Corduroy adventures off on his own, and readers follow his escapades as he explores all over—from the orchestra pit to the costumes rack to the props table and ultimately on to the stage itself, before being reunited with Lisa.
Viola Davis said “Corduroy has always held a special place in my life, first as a child paging through it, and then again with my daughter, introducing her to the adventures of that adorable teddy bear. I am honored and excited by the chance to continue the story that Don Freeman started 50 years ago.”
Corduroy Takes a Bow will be published in September 2018. Break a leg, Corduroy!