Curious George's Neighborhood: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure
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Curious George's Neighborhood: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure

by H. A. Rey, Martha Weston
     
 

Are you curious about George’s neighborhood? Join George and the man with the yellow hat as they spend a day exploring their world! There’s a lot to see and alot to learn, in a new format just right for the youngest readers. You’ll find concepts like counting, opposites, and matching, plus an unexpected adventure for George and his

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Are you curious about George’s neighborhood? Join George and the man with the yellow hat as they spend a day exploring their world! There’s a lot to see and alot to learn, in a new format just right for the youngest readers. You’ll find concepts like counting, opposites, and matching, plus an unexpected adventure for George and his friends.
This oversized board book features more than fifty flaps to keep little hands and minds busy. With vibrant art and new surprises on every page, it’s sure to become a favorite for Curious George fans of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Margret (1906-1996) and H. A. Rey (1898-1977) escaped from war-torn Europe with nothing but the first Curious George manuscript. It was published in New York in 1941, and since then the charming little monkey has become a standard of children's literature. George did not disappear with the Reys' deaths, though. Books based on his character, like this one, continue to appear. Unlike some post-death publishing reincarnations, Houghton Mifflin—George's original publisher—guards his spirit well. Martha Weston has been chosen to recreate the character. She does not mess with a good thing, but keeps the child-like simplicity intact in her illustrations. This sturdy board book with five spreads follows George and his friend, the man with the yellow hat, as they go for a walk through their neighborhood. With the warmth of a Mr. Rogers sketch, the story unfolds naturally. There are babies to be admired, fresh piles of fruit for George to topple, elementary lessons in opposites, and a little lost dog to be found. The many (also sturdy) lift-up flaps add to the fun. Small fingers will be kept busy exploring with Curious George in this toddler-friendly book. 2003, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 2 to 4.
—Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618412037
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/25/2004
Series:
Curious George Series
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
1,095,582
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father’s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys’ home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of 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. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. 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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