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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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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 |
"Curious George" is a beloved series with multiple books, television shows, and movies for young audiences through the span of multiple decades. The series promotes curiosity for it's audience and that it is okay to try something new. It gives a liberating, yet controlled freedom as it promotes that environmental growth by doing or asking questions can improve and help a child become more cultured in the modern world. This being the original book that started it all, it's quite lengthy but it also touches upon some darker subjects. Although there is this new freedom when George is out and being curious it does have themes of containment as he is taken from his natural environment and brought to a new one to be locked up in a zoo. But because he is curious, he eventually gets himself thrown in actual jail. Also George believes and looks to the Man in the Yellow Hat as a father figure, flickering a bit on stockholm syndrome.
After this book, for the most part Curious George becomes a lighter topic for it's audience and now the monkey goes on learning adventures and invites his audience along with him. So although this first book might not be the best, books that were written later on tend to be better.
  Rachel_Feldberg | Nov 28, 2015 |
I love how the books teaches about being curious. I also like how they incooperate that not all curiosity is good. ( )
  jahmyia | Nov 17, 2015 |
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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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