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 Car Wash (CGTV)by H. A. Rey
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Curious George and his friend Allie have so much fun at the local car wash, they decided to build one of their own—for toy cars!. The young inventors assemble picnic tables, mops, tea strainers, and more until they recreate all the stages of the real car wash. This 24-page picture ebook, based on the Emmy Award-winning Curious George PBS TV show, includes a bonus activity that encourages readers to listen to—and list—the sounds of their household machines.
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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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