Curious George Builds a Home Book and DVD

Curious George Builds a Home Book and DVD

by H. A. Rey
     
 

When Curious George meets a homing pigeon, he decides that his home, with im-provements, would be perfect for his new friend. This paperback picture book explores the concepts of planning and design.

Overview

When Curious George meets a homing pigeon, he decides that his home, with im-provements, would be perfect for his new friend. This paperback picture book explores the concepts of planning and design.

Editorial Reviews

After Curious George befriends a homing pigeon, he comes to the quite logical conclusion that he should share his home with his newfound fine-feathered friend. Not surprisingly, our ever-industrious monkey hero decides to improve his abode to make his bird buddy comfortable. In addition to its book, Curious George Builds a Home contains a DVD that features video episodes of Curious George's Home for Pigeons and Curious George and the Dam Builders. A perfect fit for engineers-in-training, ages 4 thru 8.

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this story, Curious George is having a lot of fun. He can use his hands like his feet so he can truly multi-task—eat, draw, and drink juice. He spies a pigeon with a band on its leg and they spend the day watching each other. George learns that his bird is a homing pigeon and that it always returns to its owner. In the meantime, George tries to construct a tree that will provide a resting place for the pigeon. He also learns that the pigeon belongs to the doorman of his apartment building. In the end, the pigeon prefers the tree made of odds and ends that George makes over the real tree that the man in the yellow hat brings home. The last page asks kids to put the pictures in order showing how the pigeon roost should be built. Another page asks kids to connect the events at a birthday party for George. The purpose is to teach sequencing of events or logical thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547594101
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 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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