This series is ridiculous and fun. full review to follow
Corduroy is a curious bear seeking his missing button. He goes through the mall trying to find one. He causes a ruckus and is taking back to where he belongs. Only, he belongs to the little girl who has a home and friendship waiting for him. I would use this book possibly as a counting activity with buttons or maybe create adventures for Corduroy and see if the author came up with any of the same stories.
Harold goes on an exciting adventure with the scribble of his purple crayon. Walking in the moonlight, sailing on the ocean, to a hot air balloon ride. This book is great for imagination. I would use this as an art project. Have the students write then draw their own adventure with a purple crayon.