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Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George
     

Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George

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by H. A. Rey, N. Di Angelo, Mary O' Keefe Young (Illustrator)
 

George and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making and some unexpected hilarity along the way! Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved? Fold-out flaps on each scene reveal lively surprises in this humorous celebration of friendship. Sparkly

Overview

George and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making and some unexpected hilarity along the way! Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved? Fold-out flaps on each scene reveal lively surprises in this humorous celebration of friendship. Sparkly red foil shines on the cover and throughout the book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As George and friends decorate for Valentine's Day, foldout flaps reveal the upshots of George's curiosity. George tests to see how big his heart-shaped balloon can get (under the flap, the balloon explodes, "pop!"), juggles three tubes of cookie icing, and experiments with a big box of decorations. Fans should appreciate Young's illustrations, in classic Rey style, which are tweaked with red foil accents and interactive features. Ages 3–7. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Who does not know that lovably mischievous monkey, George? The Man with the Yellow Hat is having a Valentine's Day party for all the neighborhood children. As usual, George is curious. He is determined to help decorate the house even if it means popping a few balloons, juggling the tubes of frosting, and making a special card for the Man. For George the big box filled with all the creative makings for cards becomes a distraction as he imagines all the things it can be. At the party's end when the kids all search for the missing monkey, he pops out of the box to a loud Happy Valentine's Day cheer from his friends. The story is very simple and straightforward and does lack the more developed story line of the original works by Rey. But for young fans of the little monkey, his affable antics and insatiable curiosity will ring true. Little fingers will happily lift the flaps to reveal the mischief and mayhem. The fold-out flaps may not hold up with heavy library use. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547131078
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
40,901
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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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Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mimi_94 More than 1 year ago
Having grown up reading about Curious George, it was nice to share this book with our grandson on Valentine's Day! Great illustrations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago