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Curious George by H. A. Rey

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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Tags:Children's Literature, Read

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Curious George by H. A. Rey (1941)

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A story about a curious little monkey who is captured by a man in a yellow hat and brought back to the man's home. He names the monkey George and George is so curious and wrecks havoc in the city. From being whisked away by a bunch of balloons to dialing the fire department on accident, this book is non stop action and adventure. Fun for all ages.

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This book can be enjoyed by anyone! I love turning the pages to see what George gets himself into next. It's suspenseful and funny. One of my favorites as a child and one of my two year old son's favorites now. He is just as curious and actually, reading this book is helping him understand his own little curious self.

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I would use this to spark a conversation among the children about their own curiosities. I would also have them draw a picture about a time when they were most curious and got into situations like George. I would also share with them a time that I was most curious as a kid.
  sarah_desrosier | Sep 17, 2014 |
Curious George is a tale about a Monkey from Africa and his adventure to the zoo in America. A man in a yellow hat finds George in a jungle while in Africa. He plans to take him to a zoo in America. George likes the man in the yellow hat and goes with him. George gets into mischief while on the boat home and falls overboard. When he arrives at the man in the yellow hats home, he find the telephone fun to play with, but accidently calls the fire department. George is arrested and sent to jail. George is able to escape from jail through the bars and begins exploring the city. When he sees a man with balloons he decides he wants one. When George grabs the balloons he is whisked away and flies over the city. The man in the yellow hate sees him and rescues him. The man in the yellow hat takes George to the zoo, a nice place for George to live. ( )
  natalie.loy | May 29, 2014 |
In my opinion, the book Curious George by H.A Ray is one of the best children’s books I have read. I like this book because of the way the author portrays each character. The Man with the Yellow Hat is George’s caretaker who can never seem to keep ahold of rambunctious and curious George. I enjoyed the plot line of how George is taken from the wilderness to a city in hopes of living in a zoo. Another reason why I liked this book is because of the illustrations. For example, the author shows George and the Man with the Yellow Hat smoking a pipe and eating dinner together. This comical personification is enjoyable and relatable throughout the entire story. This modern fantasy has an overall message of friendship and opportunity. ( )
  arodri13 | May 7, 2014 |
This book is a great classic for all ages that I definitely enjoyed as a child as well. George is a very funny monkey, who's curiosity gets him into a lot of trouble, including being captured in Africa and staying with the Man in The Yellow Hat. I liked this book for two reasons. The first reason is the comedy that the author incorporates that makes George incredibly relatable to children. George is in fact so curious that he even gets caught hanging on to a bunch of balloons and flies away with them, holding on very tight because of how scared he is. The second reason I liked the book was because of its illustrations. Although the book is 73 years old, the pictures are still colorful and amusing. Each one illustrates exactly what is happening to George when his curiosity gets the best of him, and allows the readers to visualize the situation. Even George himself is illustrated so that children love the character and laugh at his antics. The big idea of this story is that curiosity is not always a bad thing, but you can learn from the experiences that come from it. ( )
  ckelly16 | Apr 24, 2014 |
Reread this with so much joy with a classroom of 3 and 4 year olds. They were glued! Still crazy for Curious George after all these years.... ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
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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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