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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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"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 |
Curious George is a classic book that most children will read throughout their childhood. I loved these books when I was younger but reading this again I am not sure if I feel the same way. The book could represent the freedom George has when the man in the yellow hat finds him but all George does is get in trouble when he is not being watched. The ending of the book says that George found a home at the zoo however he was taken out of his home in the jungle to go to the zoo which is negative in my opinion. However, the zoo represented in the book is desirable setting for children to see as it shows all the animals coming together to be friends. It does show a valuable relationship between the man in the yellow hat and George. The man in the yellow hate is seen as a father figure to George when he saves George from he jungle. He gives George a home and a warm bed for him to sleep in. Children enjoy this book for the fact that it is enjoyable and fun but I do not see any morals in this book that I would share with my classroom.
  brittanyyelle | Sep 15, 2015 |
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 |
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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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