Corduroy and Company
by Don Freeman
Corduroy and Company is about self-enhancement, prudence, morality, and imagination. The genre of the story is Cartoon/comic, the setting is Contemporary and Fantasy.
A little girl wants to buy a toy bear but her Mom says no because he is missing a button. Corduroy the bear searches for his button but does not find it. The next day the little girl comes back and buys him. She sews a new button on him and for the first time he feels loved.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on concern for relationships.
The theme of the story is Friends accept you just as you are.
- Altruism/Unselfish care for others
The 4 Component Model
- Ethical Sensitivity - Evidence of concern for others and awareness of the consequences of one's actions.
- Ethical Judgment - Shows characters deliberating about ethical choices.
- Ethical Focus - Addresses the ethical demand in the situation, prioritizing moral goals and responsibilities over selfish interests.
- Ethical Action - Has a character who takes several steps to reach a moral goal and perseveres to complete the ethical action.