The Boat Show (Curious George Early Reader Series)
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The Boat Show (Curious George Early Reader Series)

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by H. A. Rey
     
 

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When his friend Bill asks George to mind his model boat, George accidentally sinks the boat right before a model boat competition.
Experimenting with the buoyancy of his toys, though, George is able to construct another boat that floats. Level one in Houghton’s new reader line means that text is minimal and simple, perfect for readers learning to sound out

Overview

When his friend Bill asks George to mind his model boat, George accidentally sinks the boat right before a model boat competition.
Experimenting with the buoyancy of his toys, though, George is able to construct another boat that floats. Level one in Houghton’s new reader line means that text is minimal and simple, perfect for readers learning to sound out words and looking at art for visual clues.
Activities include making a paper boat and experimenting with buoyancy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Based on the well-known characters created by Margret and H.A. Rey, this book is a companion to the television series teleplay by Raye Lankford. Curious George and his friend, the man in the yellow hat, are off to the lake to watch the boat contest. George is thrilled to see so many different kinds of boats. George promises to keep Bill's boat safe until the contest begins, but he cannot resist the opportunity of filling Bill's boats with toy cars, just like the ferry boats he saw along the river. When he sets Bill's boat off to sail, George is horrified when it sinks. He tries to make a new boat for Bill out of his toys, but that sinks too. George then figures out which of his toys float. He watches the other boats sailing on the lake. He creates a new boat for Bill based on his observations. Along with the story of George's adventure, the text contains simple instructions on how to make a paper boat and a "float or sink" experiment. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618891962
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Series:
Curious George Early Reader Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
147,219
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father’s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys’ home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977
Website:
http://www.curiousgeorge.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My four year old son and I are big fans of Curious George books, so I purchased this for him. When it was downloaded it said four pages, but there's more with extra wording and pages. The format is not like a regular book and it makes it very difficult to read. Like the short story, but not the way it displays on NookColor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The formatting of this book on the NookColor is terrible. One page is fine, then the next page will be a repeat of the previous page with no picture.
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Heather Smoes More than 1 year ago
I thought