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Curious George and the Puppies
     

Curious George and the Puppies

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by H. A. Rey
 

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When George and the man with the yellow hat visit the animal shelter, George is delighted to discover a large litter of puppies. At first, George just wants to pet a puppy, but then he wants to hold one. George's curiosity gets the best of him and soon puppies are everywhere.

The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998

Overview

When George and the man with the yellow hat visit the animal shelter, George is delighted to discover a large litter of puppies. At first, George just wants to pet a puppy, but then he wants to hold one. George's curiosity gets the best of him and soon puppies are everywhere.

The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books will appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and will feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Following the style of the original creators of the Curious George books, the artists have provided young readers with a new story. George is a curious monkey, and one day he goes out with his good friend—the man with the yellow hat. They sit on a park bench and find a kitten. They decide that the kitten should be taken to the animal shelter, and then we see what happens when George's curiosity really takes hold. He is captivated by the puppies, and before you know it, he has let them out of their cage and my goodness they are into everything. As the man with the yellow hat and the director of the shelter gather them all up, they notice the mother dog barking at a door. One of the puppies had gotten away earlier in the day and hidden in the closet, now he is rescued and joins the rest of his family. George is instrumental in bringing about a happy ending, and, what is more, he ends up taking one of the puppies home. George is really very much like any curious two or three year-old. The original version of this story has been reissued in a lap-sized board book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395912157
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/26/1998
Series:
Curious George Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
117,184
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

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 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 numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.

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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Curious George and the Puppies 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Curious George is always perfectly drawn.  And I like the stories that are created around him.  I just have difficulty with a monkey in captivity.  And I find the man in the yellow hat a bit creepy.  If I can set aside my initial reservations and prejudices, this book was an adorable story. When I read this book to my five-year-old son, he saw Curious George as a five-year-old boy.  He enjoyed the story, and I enjoyed the artwork.
Heather Freitag More than 1 year ago
Not so bad, not that great