Curious George

Curious George

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by H. A. Rey
     
 

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In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began

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In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey and is a must have for any children's book collection.

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"Small children will wear the book out with affection." Horn Book
Barnes & Noble Staff

The first adventure in this highlyi popular series tells how the little monkey Curious George, caught in the jungle and brought back to the city by a man in a yellow hat, can't help being interested in all the new things around him. Though well meaning, George's curiosity always gets him into trouble. Young readers can easily relate, and Rey's cheerful illustrations celebrate Curious George's innocence.

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-The timeless antics of Curious George are given new life in this read-along series, which faithfully follows the text of each story. A male narrator, accompanied by minimal musical interludes and sound effects, reads the story, once with page-turn signals and once without on each CD. Sounds effects occasionally explain pertinent parts of the unspoken story, like a splash in the water when George takes a dive into the ocean. Curious George Feeds the Animals has a female reader, with a male counterpart reading the Man with the Yellow Hat's lines. Margaret and H.A. Rey's original character has been entertaining children for decades, but it's hard to imagine a child today who wouldn't be puzzled by The Man with the Yellow Hat plucking George from his environment and transporting him to another country, George's imprisonment (and jail-break!) for inadvertently dialing the fire department while playing with the phone, or the fact that the Man in the Yellow Hat leaves his charge unattended when he takes him to a movie. Still, a naughty anthropomorphic monkey is entertaining, and adults may want to take the opportunity to explain to pint-sized listeners that their monkey-shines won't warrant the same results. Curious George certainly deserves a spot on the shelf, and these engaging stories will provide a good exercise in imagination and creativity. A solid choice, especially with an all-new animated adventure based on the classic tales debuting as a feature film in February 2006.-Kirsten Martindale, formerly Menomonie Public Library, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395150238
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1973
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
94,788
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
"Children will welcome with great delight this fourth book about the engaging little monkey." Horn Book Guide

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 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Elaine de Beaumont More than 1 year ago
I ADORE Curious George. He exhibits love and caring, exactly what any normal "child" should. Yes, he gets into trouble and his owner is there to see that he knows the correct wayvto do something. How marvelous to instill such love and pass on knowledge!! I guess all of this must have been missed on some people.
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
this is a timeless classic childrens book, on par with Babar and and the little train that could
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good read.
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psycheKK More than 1 year ago
I would recommend any version of Curious George, especially the original 1941 version. The story is sweet and the illustrations are delightful. I would not, however, recommend reading it all in one sitting to a toddler. I broke the story into two readings and that seemed to work out pretty well. Also, even though this is not a chapter book, it seemed like a good way to introduce the concept of them. My book is in paperback, which is fine since I'll probably be reading the book to my son. It is a good idea to reinforce the spine of paperbacks with clear packing tape. It will help them last much longer.
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daisymag More than 1 year ago
im glad to see one of my favorite childrens books on nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was my favorite book when i was a child! Now i can read it to my nephew while we look at my nook.
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Lanee Ross More than 1 year ago
this book is very good..they should make more of them like this one..i love ccurious george
Stephan Gilliam More than 1 year ago
best
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The pictures were not that great. Well we all know that Curious George gets into trouble.
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Enjoyable for young and old!
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Somedayyoumay More than 1 year ago
The recent movie made me go back and re-read the classic book series. This was truly one of my favorite series growing up. I'm glad to share this with my daughter now that she is the right age.