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.
Curious George Grows a Garden (CGTV Double Reader)by H. A. Rey
This double early reader features two favorite stories from the Emmy Award–winning PBS show, Curious George Plants a Seed and Curious George: The Perfect Carrot, plus a sheet of colorful stickers! In Curious George Plants a Seed, George has to make a few planting mistakes before his green thumb starts to kick in. In Curious George: The Perfect Carrot, George learns how to grow a beautiful prize carrot, and then unselfishly uses it to help his neighbor Bill find his lost bunnies.
Includes fun facts about supporting locally grown food, a bean sprout planting activity, and a delicious recipe for carrot muffins.
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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