Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 [NOOK Book]

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Curious George is a good little monkey, and always very curious. Now George is curious about numbers. Countingfrom 1 to 10 is easy, but can he count all the way to 100? George has picked the perfect day to try. It’s his town’s 100th birthday today and everyone is coming out to celebrate!

With the help of his friend, the man with the yellow hat, George learns to countfrom 1 ...
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Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100

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Overview

Curious George is a good little monkey, and always very curious. Now George is curious about numbers. Countingfrom 1 to 10 is easy, but can he count all the way to 100? George has picked the perfect day to try. It’s his town’s 100th birthday today and everyone is coming out to celebrate!

With the help of his friend, the man with the yellow hat, George learns to countfrom 1 to 100, making his usual monkey mischief along the way. Young minds (and little fingers) will find all kinds of wonderful things to count as they turn each colorful page.

In this large format, paper-over-board book each page features familiar objects for children to count. From home (toys, shoes, plates) to the park (bugs,sticks, clouds) to school (paste, crayons, books) George finds many different things to count. A perfect book for celebrating counting, numbers and the 100th day of school.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In an oversized, inviting format, these large, lively pages count out the fun. George, the appealing little monkey who is curious but always kind (and now a century old), is certainly on a roll in this book. The story has a natural flow as it teaches the basic concept of counting to 100. Each number has its own set of items. For example, when the happy monkey gets to number 88, there are actually 88 pickles, and at 91, there are 91 candies. With such a long way to go it would be easy to lose track of the tale and to lose the interest of young readers, but this book makes it all the way to 100 with ease. Using engaging vignettes featuring George and the ubiquitous gentleman with his canary yellow cowboy hat, the story ambles through a day in the life of the unlikely pair. Each page is an adventure as they encounter all sorts of items that need to be counted by young math practitioners: balloons, boats and babies, bugs, and blocks and balls. Naturally, they see their share of windows, houses, popcorn, windmills, cupcakes, and cookies, too. Little fingers will want to touch and tally each item, so remember not to start this one too close to bedtime. 2005, Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 4 to 7.
—Deborah Zink
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Curious George is back in this counting adventure that is chock-full of activities such as grouping, mapping, and sorting questions, prompted by a little blue bird that travels with him throughout the book. Readers will enjoy exploring with the monkey as he and the man with the yellow hat go from home to school to the town's Centennial Celebration. Hines's color illustrations in the style of H. A. Rey contain many things for young learners to count, including a parade of ants, leaves blowing in the air, and rungs on a ladder, so this title may be best for sharing one-on-one. Ideas for using the story to enhance learning as well as ways to explore numbers are included at the end of the book.-Tracy Bell, Eastway Elementary School, Durham, NC Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"This refreshingly childlike picture book will suit those who are working their way up to 100."—Booklist Booklist, ALA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547562865
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Curious George Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 324,906
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 44 MB
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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.

Good To Know

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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    not properly formatted for a NOOK!

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