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Curious George by H. A. Rey

Curious George (original 1941; edition 1973)

by H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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Title:Curious George
Authors:H. A. Rey
Other authors:Margret Rey
Info:HMH Books (1973), Hardcover, 64 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Children's story, funny, picture book

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Curious George by H. A. Rey (1941)

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As a child this was one of my favorite books. George's curiosity is responsible for his capture in Africa, and his trouble while staying with the man in the yellow hat. And really, the story is fun. The moral of the danger of curiosity comes through loud and clear. The illustrations are simple and charming. While they are dated the simple illustrations they have come to be recognizable around the world and have lasted over 70 years since they were first introduced in the 1939 book “Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys.” It remains a favorite book of mine and little children all over the world. ( )
  cluttrell12 | Mar 1, 2014 |
This is the original Curious George that tells the story of how he came to be with the man in the yellow hat. The man in the yellow hat brought George home from Africa and along the way, George gets into his typical curious trouble. This book would be a great one for motivating kids to read because most kids know about Curious George and have either watched him on TV or read about his adventures in books. However, this one is the story of how Curious George came about, and would be very enticing to students who are already interested in Curious George. ( )
  KateSanders | Feb 28, 2014 |
I really like this book. The biggest thing I like is how relatable George is to children. He is just as curious as they would be about different things. For example, George's thought process when he gets to put on the yellow hat on the first time is "The hat had been on the man's head. George thought it would be nice to have it on his own head. He picked it up and put it on." This sounds exactly like something a child would think and do. They would be curious about something they didn't know anything about and mimic what they saw was done with it. The illustrations are also extremely colorful and engaging. All the characters have their own personalities, especially George. He is a tiny monkey with an expressive face, to which children will be drawn. The big idea of this story is that even when you can't seem to do anything right, things will work out for you in the end. Even thought George can't seem to follow the rules, the story ends with him being happy at the zoo. Another big idea is that curiosity is how you learn what is safe and not safe to do, which George illustrates when he falls off the boat attempting to fly like the birds, because "after that George was more careful to be a good monkey". ( )
  lstec2 | Feb 26, 2014 |
I read this book when I was a child. I read it again a few days ago, and it is vastly different then I remember. First, the man in the yellow hat takes George away from his home in the jungle and into the big city. Because George is curious he gets himself into all sorts of trouble. In the end he is taken to live in the zoo and is "happy" in his new home. I am not sure I would want to share this book with my students. Most children know Curious George as a lovable monkey who lives with the man in the yellow hat. This is the way the books were written in the series later on. It might be a good disvussion book for older grades on what kind of response would this book bring had it been written in current times. ( )
  Jfortmeyer | Feb 25, 2014 |
monkey who gets into trouble and learns lessons from the man in the yellow hat. 2-4 years old
  alisha.ann93 | Dec 8, 2013 |
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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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