George loves to go to the science museum. So, when he finds out that the museum is planning a “Green Day” dedicated to recycling and planting trees, and George is curious and wants to help out! But little monkeys eager to help can sometimes become little monkeys getting into trouble. When George begins to find and recycle things around town that aren’t quite ready for the recycle bin, 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—and help George and the museum plant some trees!
*Printed on paper from responsibly managed sources certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council *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.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Curious George Series|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Lexile:||AD580L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About 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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
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.