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Curious George Plants a Tree
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Curious George Plants a Tree

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by H. A. Rey
 

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When George finds out that the science museum is planning a “Green Day” dedicated to recycling and planting trees, he is curious and wants to help out! But then George begins to recycle things around town that aren’t quite ready for the recycling bin, and he gets into a jam. Thankfully, George isn’t the only one who wants to help—the

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When George finds out that the science museum is planning a “Green Day” dedicated to recycling and planting trees, he is curious and wants to help out! But then George begins to recycle things around town that aren’t quite ready for the recycling bin, and he gets into a jam. Thankfully, George isn’t the only one who wants to help—the whole community can’t wait to lend a hand! Features include the following:• A plantable bookmark with wildflower seeds• Twenty kid-friendly tips for a greener world• Printed on chlorine-free and acid-free paper from responsibly managed sources, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council• Printed with environmentally friendly soy inks
Did you know...? The new Rey Center at the Margret & H.A. Rey Center in Waterville, New Hampshire will a model for energy conservation, using solar panels and wind generators for its electricity. It will reuse and slow-release stormwater, and treat its “gray water” (from sinks/showers) in a constructed wetland.

Editorial Reviews

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"With the tone of both art and story reminiscent of the original Curious George series, this picture book offers young children an appealing introduction to reusing and recycling."—Booklist
Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Written and illustrated in the style of the Reys, this modern Curious George visits a science museum, learns about the importance of trees and oxygen and then volunteers to take part in a paper drive and tree-planting day at the museum. Curious George is an enthusiastic helper. He makes a big stack of old newspapers and sets off with his friend, the man with the yellow hat. Unfortunately, the friend forgot his gloves and tells George to keep going on his own. "As George walked down the street, he spotted several newspapers lying about on his neighbors' front stoops. George had an idea. He had lots of room in his wagon. He could recycle all those newspapers." The neighbors are understandably miffed that their newspapers are stolen, and George is genuinely confused as to why anyone wouldn't like his help. The gentle tension helps keep this book from being too sweet, even as it preaches recycling and good stewardship. The pictures are almost as good as the original. This read-aloud will fit into younger classrooms for Earth Day, or any time the class is talking about trees. Backmatter includes 20 tips for living green. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547297767
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
648,207
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
"With the tone of both art and story reminiscent of the original Curious George series, this picture book offers young children an appealing introduction to reusing and recycling."—Booklist

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 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.

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 Plants a Tree 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A GREAT book for parents/teachers to share with their school age children. Great gift, along with the donation of a Tree for a school yard and book for classroom! My daughter, a first grade teacher loved the book and will share it with her class on Earth Day, followed by a tree planting! Curious George lives in the hearts of all generations. Thank you to Margaret and H.A Rey!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost every young child loves Curious George books. The preschool, kindergarten, first, and second graders in my music classes are no different. I was excited to find this book during my last trip to Barnes and Noble. I incorporate children's literature in my classes as often as I can. This year's Earth Day provided a perfect day to use my new Curious George book. The kindergarteners even cheered when they saw it on my book podium. We learned several different Earth Day songs then settled in with our book. It lead to good discussions especially with my first and second graders. We listed all of the ways we can help to preserve our earth and "go green". With the kindergarten class, we planted the seed packet, and it is sprouting and growing. This tied in perfectly with the unit the kindergarten teacher was just doing in her science lessons. They love coming in to check on our Curious George plants! All in all, I would highly recommend this book. My students and I enjoyed it, and I have added it to my collection.
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