Curious George Goes Camping [NOOK Book]

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When the man with the yellow hat takes George camping, George is very excited. There is so much to do at the campsite—pitching a tent, gathering water, meeting fellow campers—that George hardly knows where to begin (he only hopes the day will end with a roasted marshmallow!). When George’s knack for unintentional mischief gets him lost deep in the woods, George is scared . . . and being sprayed by a skunk only adds to the trouble. But George puts on a brave face, and he ends up saving the day when he puts out a ...
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Curious George Goes Camping

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Overview

When the man with the yellow hat takes George camping, George is very excited. There is so much to do at the campsite—pitching a tent, gathering water, meeting fellow campers—that George hardly knows where to begin (he only hopes the day will end with a roasted marshmallow!). When George’s knack for unintentional mischief gets him lost deep in the woods, George is scared . . . and being sprayed by a skunk only adds to the trouble. But George puts on a brave face, and he ends up saving the day when he puts out a small fire that could have endangered the forest.

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 studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then 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 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 gets into mischief while camping but is able to redeem himself in an emergency.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
George is up to his old tricks. Children will be amazed at all the mischief he makes on this camping trip. Like small children, George has a short attention span. When he is asked to retrieve a bucket of water at the campsite, he doesn't get very far. George's adventures eventually end when a skunk sprays him and he tries to get rid of the smell. George climbs a tree and sees a forest fire. He grabs his bucket, fills it with water, and douses the fire. As always, George redeems himself. The story and illustrations live up to the Curious George legacy. Children will enjoy this book, and undoubtedly, identify with this lively monkey. 1999, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 2 to 6, $12.00, $7.95 and $3.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547342160
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Series: Curious George Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 42,860
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

H. A. and Margret Rey
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 studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then 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 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.

Biography

In their nearly 40-year-long professional collaboration, the husband-and-wife team of Margret and H. A. Rey created one of the most memorable figures in 20th-century children’s literature: Curious George, the little monkey with an insatiable appetite for adventure.

The Reys, like George, had tremendous zest for travel and new experience. Both were born in Germany, H. A. (Hans Augusto) in 1898, and Margret (Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein) in 1906. Although the two became acquainted in their homeland, they fell in love after each moved to Rio de Janeiro, where they married in 1935. Their honeymoon led them to Paris, where Hans published his first book for children, Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys, introducing Curious George as a peripheral character.

In 1940 the Reys, both of whom were Jewish, fled Paris as the Nazis mounted their invasion of the city, making their way by bicycle to Spain, by train to Lisbon, then to Brazil, New York City, and finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they made their home. The few belongings they carried with them from Europe included the manuscript of Curious George, which Houghton Mifflin published in 1941. Together they created six more classic Curious George adventures: Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Rides a Bike, and Curious George Takes a Job.

Like Babar, Bambi, Pippi Longstocking, and countless other children’s book characters, George is, for all purposes, an orphan, one who was separated from his family. (He was kidnapped, in fact, by The Man with the Yellow Hat, who has gained his own degree of fame through the series.) Admonished to stay home and be good, George invariably lets his curiosity get the better of him and winds up in some kind of trouble every time: in jail, on a runaway cow, kidnapped by circus promoters, or in the hospital. In a possible nod to the Reys’s own hair-raising escape from the Nazis, every story involves an antic chase scene. And every story ends in a happy reunion with the man with the yellow hat, who is George’s trainer, keeper, teacher, disciplinarian, and parental figure.

According to their publisher, the Reys were not just a writer/designer team. Although Hans was primarily focused on ideas and illustrations, and Margret on writing, their work often overlapped. The result was pure magic. The Curious George books transcend time and space, driven by a sincere understanding of the forces that propel children: curiosity, resourcefulness, and love of home.

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H. A. Rey also independently produced a series of astronomy books (including Find the Constellations), and Margret wrote Pretzel, about a dachshund, and Spotty, about a rabbit, with H. A. Rey’s illustrations. They lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts until their deaths, H. A. Rey’s in 1977 and Margret Rey’s in 1996.

Margret's name does not appear on some of the earlier Curious George collaborations because, she said, "When we first came to America our publisher suggested we use my husband's name because the children's book field was so dominated by women. They thought it would sell better. After a time I thought 'why the devil did I do that?' So since then my name has appeared also."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Hans Augusto Rey and Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (full names)
    1. Place of Death:
      Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977

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  • Posted February 4, 2010

    E-book formatting not so hot

    Didn't show up right on the nook. Lots of double pictures, and the text was in weird places too.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

    Worthless on Nook

    As other reviews mention, this book is not formatted correctly for the Nook and is essentially worthless. You can't get the words and illustrations to show up on the same page.

    For whatever reason no reviews showed up when purchasing from the Nook either. Barnes&Noble shouldn't even be selling this here, or at least offer a sample or opportunity to refund the purchase. I know it's only two bucks, but a ripoff is a ripoff and I won't ever buy another Nook e-book from Barnes&Noble without reviews.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

    Not a good book for the Nook

    The pictures and words did not show up properly in the Nook. I have another Curious George book that works fine on the Nook but this one did not work like the other one does.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

    Not formatted friendly on the nook.

    Exact same issue. some of the pictures double, covering up text, making it impossible to read the book. My 2 year old is not happy.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

    disappointed

    Our family loves CG & I thought this would be a great addition to my nook to entertain kids while waiting anywhere (since I always have my nook w/ me anyway). Once I opened the book I was extremely disappointed in the formatting. Should have read the online reviews before spending the $.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Davud

    Hi

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Great if you love camping!

    Curious George teaches your kids about safety at campgrounds and the danger of forest fires. Definitely Smoky the Bearish.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2010

    Unreadable on Nook

    Agree with everyone else; this book cannot be read on the Nook, and it's not fair that reviews saying so don't show up when you're purchasing through the Nook. It needs to be properly formatted or a refund issued.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2010

    It's ok.

    I downloaded this for my five year old son. He was not impressed and lost intrest in the story. We changed the text size and it was not an impovement.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Wishlist

    I so wish i have this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    :)

    &hearts

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Brittnay

    *closes her notebook and walks out*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    CAFETERIA

    This is the cafeteria.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Terrible formatting, cute story

    This book is very difficult to read with tiny pictures and text and duplicate text and pics. In some places the text is nearly impossible to read. The story is cute though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    I love f@$#%* curious george

    this book is hot! Curious george is hotter than you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    CABINS ARE AT.....

    Cabin. All results. Two ppl per cabin. Please state who will be roomates on this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Not great

    Was not impressed with this book. Not worth the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Traning area

    Princess Lightning :)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    LEADERS DEN

    A comfy den for the leader and a possible mate. Please do not chat here. If you need the leader post it on the message board and title it "to Snowfairy". I will get with you about your request.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    CURIOUS GEORGE IS THE BOMB.COM bouyahhh

    Curious george is an awesome book or lets just say book(s) it is just so fun for the little ones and even for me!!!! You should read not just one, but more than one book because it is sooooo GREAT. To sum it all up, read read read!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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