Curious George and the Pizza [NOOK Book]

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George is going to a pizza party! He’s so excited. He loves pizza AND parties. Before George leaves for the party, he promises to be on his best monkey behavior. But when he gets to the party and sees all of that pizza dough, George has an idea...a big idea that lands him in big trouble! A recipe for healthy veggie mini-pizzas is included.

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's ...

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Curious George and the Pizza

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Overview

George is going to a pizza party! He’s so excited. He loves pizza AND parties. Before George leaves for the party, he promises to be on his best monkey behavior. But when he gets to the party and sees all of that pizza dough, George has an idea...a big idea that lands him in big trouble! A recipe for healthy veggie mini-pizzas is included.

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for 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. 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.

Curious George creates havoc in a pizza shop but redeems himself by making an unusual delivery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547341989
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 241,370
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

H. A. and Margret Rey
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.

Biography

In their nearly 40-year-long professional collaboration, the husband-and-wife team of Margret and H. A. Rey created one of the most memorable figures in 20th-century children’s literature: Curious George, the little monkey with an insatiable appetite for adventure.

The Reys, like George, had tremendous zest for travel and new experience. Both were born in Germany, H. A. (Hans Augusto) in 1898, and Margret (Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein) in 1906. Although the two became acquainted in their homeland, they fell in love after each moved to Rio de Janeiro, where they married in 1935. Their honeymoon led them to Paris, where Hans published his first book for children, Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys, introducing Curious George as a peripheral character.

In 1940 the Reys, both of whom were Jewish, fled Paris as the Nazis mounted their invasion of the city, making their way by bicycle to Spain, by train to Lisbon, then to Brazil, New York City, and finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they made their home. The few belongings they carried with them from Europe included the manuscript of Curious George, which Houghton Mifflin published in 1941. Together they created six more classic Curious George adventures: Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Rides a Bike, and Curious George Takes a Job.

Like Babar, Bambi, Pippi Longstocking, and countless other children’s book characters, George is, for all purposes, an orphan, one who was separated from his family. (He was kidnapped, in fact, by The Man with the Yellow Hat, who has gained his own degree of fame through the series.) Admonished to stay home and be good, George invariably lets his curiosity get the better of him and winds up in some kind of trouble every time: in jail, on a runaway cow, kidnapped by circus promoters, or in the hospital. In a possible nod to the Reys’s own hair-raising escape from the Nazis, every story involves an antic chase scene. And every story ends in a happy reunion with the man with the yellow hat, who is George’s trainer, keeper, teacher, disciplinarian, and parental figure.

According to their publisher, the Reys were not just a writer/designer team. Although Hans was primarily focused on ideas and illustrations, and Margret on writing, their work often overlapped. The result was pure magic. The Curious George books transcend time and space, driven by a sincere understanding of the forces that propel children: curiosity, resourcefulness, and love of home.

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H. A. Rey also independently produced a series of astronomy books (including Find the Constellations), and Margret wrote Pretzel, about a dachshund, and Spotty, about a rabbit, with H. A. Rey’s illustrations. They lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts until their deaths, H. A. Rey’s in 1977 and Margret Rey’s in 1996.

Margret's name does not appear on some of the earlier Curious George collaborations because, she said, "When we first came to America our publisher suggested we use my husband's name because the children's book field was so dominated by women. They thought it would sell better. After a time I thought 'why the devil did I do that?' So since then my name has appeared also."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Hans Augusto Rey and Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (full names)
    1. Place of Death:
      Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2011

    Not read to me

    This was listed under the, 'Read to me' catagory, but there is no audio. Disappointing.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2011

    Great Story, terrible formatting

    Of coaorse any Curious George book is great and the Story deserves 5 stars but this book did not seen to be formated for the nook and the pictures were very small almost like a tiny photocopy of the page of the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Retard Life of My Fillyhood: Chapther Eight.

    (Sorry for longg delay. I was trying remember where this story was located.) <p> I gasped. Rosebud was flying upward. I used my magic to battle him. I thought," i thought he brought his servents. It is not. Only himself. Rosebud and I took out the sparkly rocks and start the apinnung around us. Dark Khinght laughed,"What is this?" I said,"Nighttime is over for you, Dark Knight." He laughed hard. we getting serious, tense and I annouced,"Final warning." Dark Knight continued to laugh, irgoned me. Rosebud and I stared each other as the rocks turned pink and white orbs. I jpined horns with my sister. Dark Knight was defeated at all. Luna grumbled and She turned the nightmare moon. She screamed,"You are so "bleep" sisters!" I winced as she cursed. Rosebud said,"Okay then." I stared at her, knowing hat it meant. <br> Better luck on jext time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Kids love George!

    I bought this book for my second graders. They love to read about George.
    Excellent read for all level readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Great

    Love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Barely a story

    Not worth the time or money, look elsewere

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