Caution: whilst the book states that this work is based on the creation of Don Freeman, the writer of this story is NOT actually named.

There is not much of a story arc in the sense that Corduroy (nor any of the other characters) are changed in any way.The (unknown) writer must have known how weak their resolution was, as they attempt to convince the reader (and possibly themselves) by "telling" us how creative it was.I am also not happy with the behaviour this story promotes; generosity is one thing, but I would not encourage my children to give away something they really want and need, just to make a friend (in exactly the same situation) happy.Surely, Corduroy could've simply helped their friend rather than taking their problem off their hands and making it entirely his own.