Curious George Goes to the Hospital
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Curious George Goes to the Hospital

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by H. A. Rey
     
 

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When George swallows a piece of a jigsaw puzzle, a trip to the hospital is in order. George doesn't much enjoy the hospital—that is, until he's feeling better. Then, his curiosity gets the best of him and he soon creates quite a mess!  See more details below

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When George swallows a piece of a jigsaw puzzle, a trip to the hospital is in order. George doesn't much enjoy the hospital—that is, until he's feeling better. Then, his curiosity gets the best of him and he soon creates quite a mess!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Alas, that lively monkey, George, has gotten into mischief once again. In this story, George must be taken to the hospital for an operation. George cries when separated from the Man with the Yellow Hat and screeches at his first glimpse of a needle. Through his eyes (and the colorful illustrations), children receive a sense of the hospital experience and enjoy a happy ending when a healthy George returns home with his friend.
Children's Literature - Carly Reagan
Adored by many generations, Curious George is one inquisitive primate that will be around for ages. In this installment of the "Curious George" series, George is taken to the hospital after his curiosity gets the better of him, and he learns many things about what going to the hospital is all about. From X-rays to anesthesia, the scary prospect of going to the hospital is made a little less frightening when experienced through the eyes of one silly monkey. Just when you think that the excitement is over and George is ready to recover, his antics find him in one sticky situation after another, until the reader is left wondering what else he could possible get into. The story is rather long for young readers, and somewhat old-fashioned in writing style, but the entertainment value has not lessened despite its age. The book is newly released with an audio CD that contains two versions of the narrated story, one with page-turn signals and one without, which provides a new way for readers to enjoy a classic character in action. A useful addition to the early elementary classroom, whether it be on the bookshelf, as part of a listening center, or just to play aloud for the class as a group. Reviewer: Carly Reagan
From the Publisher
"While beginning readers are convinced that they are enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Both are absolutely right." Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395181584
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/28/1973
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
"While beginning readers are convinced that they are enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Both are absolutely right." Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

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 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 numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.

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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Curious George Goes to the Hospital 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother gave me a copy of this book when I had to have my tonsils out 2 days before my fifth birthday. I absolutely loved it! It really helped me through a scary time. That was 32 years ago. Now my 3 year old son has a surgery next month and he will be getting the book too.
renbeit27 More than 1 year ago
My daughter quickly became so enthralled with this book that she swallowed a dime so that she could have an x-ray at the hospital! We can still laugh at this 23 years later!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I went to the hospital to get my tonsils out when I was four, my mom gave me this book to read while I was there. I was all alone, but, then again, I wasn't. I was with Curious George, and that made all the difference in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2.5 year old has had multiple surgeries since he was born. The social worker at his school suggested this book before his last surgery. What a difference it made! It was a much more positive experience since we could relate it to what George did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So disappointed. This is favorite childhood story, and it is just not formatted for Nook. I got my money back and will buy the hardcover edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who at bn thinks that scanning a book and then typing the same text next to the scanned pages is a nookbook. A joke don't waste your money
Nishuva More than 1 year ago
This is a refreshing classic that my daughter absolutely loves. George is a healthy character that teaches good values to the kids, with just good sense. We read this to get ready for my 18 mos. daughter surgery. Started about 3 weeks before the hospital visit, and was amazed how she understood the message. The bood and the hospital visit had many similarities. The surgery was successful, and we still read Curious George, and he remains her favorite character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From when i was little!
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Stephanie Griggs More than 1 year ago
This book is not formatted well for Nook Color like 'Curious George Goes To An Ice Cream Shop' or 'Curious George Goes To A Chocolate Factory' which work very well. This book works only in portrait mode and is not easy to navigate for kids. Buy this book in paperback instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Samuel Christson-David More than 1 year ago
Sucks