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.
Curious George Builds an Igloo (CGTV reader)by H. A. Rey
In this snowy adventure based on the Emmy Award–winning PBS TV show, Curious George can’t wait to help his friend Bill build an igloo and sleep in it overnight. But George thinks Bill's igloo is too small. He decides to build his own supersized igloo—big enough for a party! Will such a big igloo be too cold for a little monkey… See more details below
In this snowy adventure based on the Emmy Award–winning PBS TV show, Curious George can’t wait to help his friend Bill build an igloo and sleep in it overnight. But George thinks Bill's igloo is too small. He decides to build his own supersized igloo—big enough for a party! Will such a big igloo be too cold for a little monkey? This fun-filled Level 2 Green Light Reader includes an activity that helps kids identify things that melt as well as instructions for making their own mini-igloo out of marshmallows. For more monkey fun, check out www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
Meet the Author
- 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
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