CURIOUS GEORGE CECILY G AND 9 MONKEYS CL

CURIOUS GEORGE CECILY G AND 9 MONKEYS CL

by H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
     
 


“There is originality and a childlike humor in both the amusing antics and engaging pictures.” —Booklist Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys was the first book to feature Curious George, as well as being Hans and Margret Rey’s first book for children. In this initial effort, about a lonely giraffe befriended by George and his eight siblings, we… See more details below

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“There is originality and a childlike humor in both the amusing antics and engaging pictures.” —Booklist Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys was the first book to feature Curious George, as well as being Hans and Margret Rey’s first book for children. In this initial effort, about a lonely giraffe befriended by George and his eight siblings, we see all the hallmarks of Curious George’s signature style: humor, adventure, playfulness, and the episodic storytelling that later characterized classic George set pieces like the flyaway balloons, the rocket ship, and the bunny escape.

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Children's Literature - Quinby Frank
Fans of the beloved little monkey will want to buy this fresh new edition of the original Curious George story. Before he became famous, George lived with his Mother Pamplemoose and his seven siblings in Africa. They were sad because woodcutters had chopped down all the trees so they had no place to live. When they set off to find a new home, they met a friendly giraffe named Cecily G. who was also sad because she had lost her whole family to a zoo. The little monkeys and the giraffe played together and helped make a new home together. The book includes an informative "Afterword" by Louise Borden telling the story of the origin of the book and the history of the Rey's journeys from Germany to Brazil, back to France, and finally their narrow escape from the Nazis and their arrival in the United States. The "Afterword" is sprinkled with period photographs and tidbits from the various George stories, ending with a picture of the cover of Borden's book, The Journey That Saved Curious George (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). While children will love the gentle story of the friendship between the monkeys and the humor in their clever games, the afterword adds a richness to the story and is presented in a child-friendly format. Readers will want to read more of Rey's adventures in the Borden book. Reviewer: Quinby Frank

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618800667
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
736,637
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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