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Curious George (original 1941; edition 1973)

by H. A. Rey

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Title:Curious George
Authors:H. A. Rey
Info:Houghton Mifflin (1973), Paperback, 64 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Children's Literature, Read

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Curious George by H. A. Rey (1941)

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A Curious monkey names George was taken out of the woods by a man with a yellow hat. This book follows his adventures in the city, while he is getting into all sorts of trouble because of his curiosity.
  ryleemay | Sep 18, 2016 |
In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 13, 2016 |
In my opinion Curious George is a great book for a few reasons. First, the illustrations enhance the writing in the story. An example of this is in the beginning of the book when the author describes George thinking about putting the big yellow hat on and soon after “[he] picked it up and put it on.” The illustration then shows three scenes of George playing in the grass with the big yellow hat. Another reason that I enjoyed this book was because of its simple and engaging writing. The writing throughout the book is simple, an example is “[o]ne day George saw a man. He had on a large yellow straw hat.” The big message is not to let your curiosity get you into trouble. ( )
  Rvealey | Apr 27, 2016 |
The classic book by H. A. Rey tells the story of a man in a big yellow hat that goes to Africa, and finds a curious little monkey that he captures and takes back to New York with him. They have many adventures, and many exploits together. However this book has some very interesting undertones. This could be a great book for elementary school kids, and for high school, and college students as well. This story could help bring up some interesting undertones that are worth discussions. Overall this book has survived the tide of time, and remained a classic book in American History. ( )
  cross67 | Dec 3, 2015 |
CURIOUS GEORGE by H.A Rey is a children's story that gets younger children to think animals are just like humans. It starts out with a man in a yellow hat going to Africa to find a pet monkey. Once he finds this monkey he then proceeds to take it from the jungle where it was living. It shows the reader that the man in the yellow hat was a wealthier man if he could travel to Africa and just pick out any monkey he wanted. It also goes on to explain that this monkey would come to America and live like a human being, which would not work in real life. This story gets children imaginations going because they think it is normal to have a monkey as a pet living as a human. The illustrations in this book are older fashioned and simple but it helps put faces to characters in the story. ( )
  SSamson0 | Nov 30, 2015 |
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George was curious.
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In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey and is a must have for any children's book collection.

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The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.

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