Curious George Snowy Day

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Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first time—and finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow!
With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing—and puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmer’s pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Learning concepts:properties of snow
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Overview


Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first time—and finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow!
With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing—and puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmer’s pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Learning concepts:properties of snow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618800438
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Series: Curious George Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 68,608
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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.

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.

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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

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

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    Disjointed and hard to follow

    The illustrations in the book are the same as the cartoon series on PBS; not like the illustrations from the original books. But I like the new version better and that's why I bought this book but it' not a made-for-nook book. They just copied the pages and individual illustrations. So a lot of text doesn't correspond to the correct illustrations an vice versa. I don't recommend buying Curious George books for Nook unless they improve the format

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Curious George

    My two year old grand daughter LOVES Curious George. This book is another entertaining story involving that mischivious little monkey. It had a storyline about fun in the snow which was new for my girl because we live in Florida and she hasn't seen snow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    A Little Too Soon

    I picked this book up along with a level one Curious George book for my 2 1/2 year old. Though she loves George this book was a little to wordy for a two and a half attention span. There is nothing wrong at all with the book just my timing of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Redfall

    Name:Redfall
    Age:12-14 moons
    Pelt: Red-brown with a single white stripe starting between his eyes and going down until the tip of his tail.
    Eyes: Light green with brown flecks.
    Personality: Outgoing, mischevious, and not afraid of what other cats might think or say about him.
    Mate/Kits: None
    History: Can't rembember much before two moons ago, when he woke up in astrange forest that smelled strongly of twoleg and dog. He hesitantly began to talk with a few cats, one by the name of Snow. Snow gave him the name of Redfall, becuase he loved to watch the falling red LeafFall leaves. He asked cats for a clan that would take him in, and here he is.
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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    GoddessSong

    (My result 8.)
    Name: GoddessSong
    Position: Medicine Cat
    Pelt: Snow white with dappled gold spots
    Eyes: Deep purple, contrasting her pelt.
    Mate: None
    Kits: None

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    Posted May 21, 2012

    A cat

    ((I can see it.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Bluekit

    Hi im bluekit!!!!!! *runs away back to fawnpelt* whos my sister?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Help

    A she-cat drags herself into the clearing. She has one kit in her mouth, a white she-kit named Echokit.
    "Please take her, her mother and father are dead." The she-cat meowed, and the was still.
    Please take her! I found out about thi clan, and need someone to RP her! Thanks a ton!
    Unknown she-cat

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    Posted May 18, 2012

    Awesomeone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Snowtail

    Okay thanks. I will join this Clan as Snowtail.

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    Posted May 16, 2012

    Battlepaw

    Pads into camp dragging a peasant. She hasa couple of scratches but a bsmall but deep scratch over one eye. That eye is closed and puffed. She is limping to. She drags the bird as far as she can. Then the she cat apprentice who looks to be four moons but is actually seven drops down exhausted.

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    Posted May 14, 2012

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    Posted May 13, 2012

    Leafstar

    Tell me who got u nightclaw...my clan wilo help

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    A queen walksin

    Hi im firepool im having my kits right now can a med cat help

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    Posted May 12, 2012

    Leafdapple

    Im a brown and white she cat. I recently kitted and have three kits. They are named leapkit featherkit and spottedkit. I would like to join. Im loyal caring and skilled fighter. -Leafdapple

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    Posted May 25, 2012

    Can i join

    My name is treekit no one likes me

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    Posted May 13, 2012

    Cyrostar

    Scourge?! I don't trust Scourge!

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    Posted May 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Nightclaw

    Hi falcontail. Im worried about sunblossem...

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