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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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About the Author: This book was written by H.A. Rey. He is a writer and an illustrator.

Character: The two characters in this book is a monkey and a man. The monkey goes by George and the man was called the Man in The Yellow Hat.

Plot/ Summary:The first adventure in this series tells how Curious George, caught in the jungle and brought back to the city by a man in a yellow hat, George can't help being interested in all the new things around him. Though well meaning, George's curiosity always gets him into trouble.

Theme: The theme of this story is George being curious and aways getting into lots of trouble.

Setting: The setting of this book mainly takes place in the city.

Two direct quotes from the book: "We will have to shut you up" pg. 38
"George" pg. 50

Recommendations: This is a fun and entertaining book. I would recommend teachers to include it in their library. The monkeys actions exemplify the same actions as the age of a reader reading this book would. ( )
  caitlynnb | Apr 17, 2015 |
Curious George is a small brown monkey that loves to create havoc. A man in a yellow hat spots George and wants to take him to the United States. The two of them get on the cruise ship and of course, George tries to imitate birds and falls overboard. Luckily, they save the monkey and make it to the U.S. The monkey’s adventures did not stop; he accidentally called the fire department, got arrested, escaped jail, and floated off with a ton of balloons. The man in the yellow hat finally found George and brought him to his new home- the zoo!

Curious George is a great series to enjoy! I know children will love it and would consider including this in my curriculum or at least, have them in my classroom. ( )
  SadieCooney | Apr 16, 2015 |
Kids learn while reading with curious George about how curiosity can get in the way morals. Curious George, along with the readers, knows what is right and wrong, but travel with Curious George as curiosity gets the best of him. It shows kids that their actions have consequences.
  Taylor42 | Feb 22, 2015 |
Summary: A story about a monkey named George who was curious about everything. This curiosity would get George in trouble all the time. He was curious about birds flying, making phone calls, flying high while holding balloons.

Personal Reaction: I enjoyed it, still made me giggle, I read this book as a little boy, many years ago.

Classroom Extension:
1. Teach that Curiosity can be good and bad, just have to learn the limits of how far you can go.

2. can be used to get the kids excited about a subject which will increase learning if children are excited about it.
  jerryrichardson | Feb 2, 2015 |
This is a fun realistic fiction book for beginning readers. It tells the adventures of George in the city with the Man in the Yellow hat. George is a monkey who lives happily in the jungle, until a man captures him and takes him home with him to New York City. George is so excited that he escapes the man's house and runs off into the city, and gets into all sorts of trouble. He even gets sent to jail for causing trouble. When all hope seems lost, the man in the yellow hat comes and gets him out of jail. George goes home happily with the man, and lives happily ever after, until his next adventure. I would use this book in a 1st-2nd grade classroom. ( )
  athena.j | Feb 2, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039515023X, Paperback)

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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