Corduroy tells a story in chronological order. It has a decent amount of text consisting of full sentences. The words are not “cutesy” and do not rhyme, suggesting that the audience may be a little bit older and that this story may be a way of shifting young readers from picture books into middle-grade books. The pictures however, are still very important to this story as they follow the words directly. On each page the texts tell a different scene, which is shown in the illustrations that accompany them. This helps the text to flow even more smoothly. The book centers along a theme of family and togetherness at home as seen when Corduroy finally gets bought by the girl and taken to her home which soon becomes his own. These themes are important topics for children who typically idolize their parents and take pride in their lives at home.