See the Circus

See the Circus

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by H. A. Rey

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In See the Circus young readers are quizzed in verse on characters and events at the circus


In See the Circus young readers are quizzed in verse on characters and events at the circus

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Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
This lift-the-flap book cleverly demonstrates the wonders of the circus. H. A. Rey, creator of the "Curious George" books, also developed a series of lift-the-flap books, including this one about the circus. Clowns, tightrope walkers, lion tamers and a cast of friendly animals cover a lot of ground in this postcard size book. The text engages with child-friendly verse and the illustrations are charming. One nice feature about the book is that the author personalizes the circus performers. So we meet "Miss Lou, all in blue" and "Bobo the Boxer" as well as "Kiki the Clown." The verse on each page presents a riddle for children to answer. When they are stumped, foldout flaps reveal the answer.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
3 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

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