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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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Curious George by H. A. Rey (1941)

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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 |
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,! 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 book will be good for the curious kids so they can see that it is okay to be curious but only to an extent. . .kindergarten(if read aloud) and up.
  bzittlosen | Dec 17, 2014 |
This is a book that was very popular from my childhood. I love the simple illustrations of a curious monkey who constantly gets in trouble. Although they could be much better if the colors were more vibrant. But overall they are very clear about what is going on which is good for young children. This book is perfect for young children who are curious and imaginative. It shows what could happen to them if they get into mischief. But this book could also encourage children to explore their surroundings and use their imagination.

One thing about this book that I did not particularly like was that there were times when the pictures and text did not exactly match up.One example of this was when George was taken from Africa by the man in the yellow hat. The text says "George was sad" but then the pictures shows the exact opposite. George is with the man in the yellow hat and is smiling and looks very happy. To a young child this could be very confusing because the book says one thing but the pictures show another. Overall, I liked this book because it was such a main part of my childhood. I remember reading these books with my mom and that was the best. ( )
  sreinh2 | Oct 13, 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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