Curious George



The First Adventure In This Highly Popular Series Tells How The Little Monkey Curious George, Caught In The Jungle And Brought Back To The City By A Man In A Yellow Hat, Can T Help Being Interested In All The New Things Around Him Though Well Meaning, George S Curiosity Always Gets Him Into Trouble Young Readers Can Easily Relate, And Rey S Cheerful Illustrations Celebrate Curious George S InnocenceCurious George

Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany He grew up there near the world famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey was also born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906 The two met briefly when Margret was a young girl, before she left Hamburg to study art The Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany He grew up there near the world famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey was also born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906 The two met briefly when Margret was a young girl, before she left Hamburg to study art They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans was selling bathtubs as part of a family business and Margret was escaping the political climate in Germany Margret convinced Hans to leave the family business, and soon they were working together on a variety of projects.Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, and they moved to Paris after falling in love with the city during their European honeymoon It was there that Hans published his first children s book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them Raffy and the Nine Monkeys Cecily G and the Nine Monkeys in the British and American editions was the result, and it marked the debut of a mischievous monkey named Curious George.After Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was published, the Reys decided that Curious George deserved a book of his own, so they began work on a manuscript that featured the lovable and exceedingly curious little monkey But the late 1930s and early 40s were a tumultuous time in Europe, and before the new manuscript could be published, the Reys both German Jews found themselves in a horrible situation Hitler and his Nazi party were tearing through Europe, and they were poised to take control of Paris.Knowing that they must escape before the Nazis took power, Hans cobbled together two bicycles out of spare parts Early in the morning of June 14, 1940, the Reys set off on their bicycles They brought very little with them on their predawn flight only warm coats, a bit of food, and five manuscripts, one of which was Curious George The Nazis entered Paris just hours later, but the Reys were already on their way out They rode their makeshift bicycles for four long days until reaching the French Spanish border, where they sold them for train fare to Lisbon From there they made their way to Brazil and on to New York City, beginning a whole new life as children s book authors.Curious George was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941, and for sixty years these books have been capturing the hearts and minds of readers throughout the world All the Curious George books, including the seven original stories by Margret and Hans, have soldthan twenty five million copies So popular that his original story has never been out of print, George has become one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in children s literature His adventures have been translated into many languages, including Japanese, French, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Swedish, German, Chinese, Danish, and Norwegian.Although both of the Reys have passed away Hans in 1977 and Margret in 1996 George lives on in the Curious George Foundation Established in 1989, this foundation funds programs for children that share Curious George s irresistible qualities ingenuity, opportunity, determination, and curiosity in learning and exploring Much consideration is given to programs that benefit animals, through preservation as well as the prevention of cruelty to animals The foundation supports community outreach programs that emphasize the importance of family, from counseling to peer support groups

[Epub] Curious George  By H.A. Rey – Firstchance10k.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • Curious George
  • H.A. Rey
  • English
  • 02 May 2017
  • 039515023X

10 thoughts on “Curious George

  1. says:

    Book Review4 of 5 stars to Curious George by H.A Rey, a children s author, who wrote this series starting in 1941 Who didn t love Curious George when they were a child Or even now as an adult So many fun memories of this wonderful little monkey In this first book, George comes home for the first time, and the infamous yellow coat becomes a hallmark He s so innocent, yet such a magent for bad things to happen But aren t all monkeys An adorable way to teach kids to ask questions, but oBook Review4 of 5 stars to Curious George by H.A Rey, a children s author, who wrote this series starting in 1941 Who didn t love Curious George when they were a child Or even now as an adult So many fun memories of this wonderful little monkey In this first book, George comes home for the first time, and the infamous yellow coat becomes a hallmark He s so innocent, yet such a magent for bad things to happen But aren t all monkeys An adorable way to teach kids to ask questions, but only up to a point, and sometimes not knowing is better than knowing I love reading these books to my younger cousins, seeing their eyes light up at all the adventures And when I taught in a daycare one summer, it was our morning read every day what was the minky doing They couldn t say monkey easily Such fun memoriesAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators

  2. says:

    Read and reviewed by me and my niece Emma What is it about this monkey that so enthralls readers This introductory story by Rey is not terribly memorable or particularly exciting, yet the kids are drawn to it, I absolutely love it and my niece a first time reader listener was mesmerized For those who forget what happens in this first Curious George book, a poacher the Man With The Big Yellow Hat captures George in the wild, illegally keeps him in his city apartment, smokes a pipe with Read and reviewed by me and my niece Emma What is it about this monkey that so enthralls readers This introductory story by Rey is not terribly memorable or particularly exciting, yet the kids are drawn to it, I absolutely love it and my niece a first time reader listener was mesmerized For those who forget what happens in this first Curious George book, a poacher the Man With The Big Yellow Hat captures George in the wild, illegally keeps him in his city apartment, smokes a pipe with him, neglects to give him proper care so that George goes bad and ends up in prison, and then gets transported to the zoo, a slightly less dreary internment.As you see, it s a mean streets existence for our little simian friend He s taken from one jungle and forced into another The society he inhabits changes, but his habits within society do not George, you see, is curious Some would call it his one great failing He likes to check things out and that gets him into trouble If it weren t for his curiosity he never would ve been captured in the first place And that right there is why we become entranced by Curious George.But why the fascination in the first place Why did my niece see the cover of this book and decide this one My guess is that, well, who doesn t love a monkey In the past, when Emma has done something silly and flopped about all crazy like kids do, I would occasionally call her a monkey So I think she just was curious to see what her brethren were up to These days she also has a strong interest in chickenbutt and getting people people to answer what to her question Guess what Rest assured, I am doing yoeman s work in the uncle department But I digressOther than that she liked it, Emma didn t have much to say about Curious George when we finished, yet she was riveted the whole way through Heck, I didn t even do funny voices and her eyes were still glued to the pages I have no doubt she ll want to return to the adventures of Curious George in the future and I will be happy to George is my dawg He was my favorite stuffed animal as a child I carried him all the way up a mountain in a tiny backpack as boy no older than 4 year old Emma, because I couldn t bare to leave him behind George and I were inseparable and I wouldn t be surprised if he found a new bestie in my niece

  3. says:

    Another book placed on the shelf of childhood How many times did I do things like Curious George that turned out to be in hindsight not the best possible choice When I was a preteen all the boys in my neighborhood did some pretty DUMB things the girls hadcommon sense like sword fights with tree branches, rock throwing fights, throwing kitchen knives at the fence, sling shotshow lucky we all were that no one got hurt badly Just like George we all had to learn that most importa Another book placed on the shelf of childhood How many times did I do things like Curious George that turned out to be in hindsight not the best possible choice When I was a preteen all the boys in my neighborhood did some pretty DUMB things the girls hadcommon sense like sword fights with tree branches, rock throwing fights, throwing kitchen knives at the fence, sling shotshow lucky we all were that no one got hurt badly Just like George we all had to learn that most important of lessons curiosity can make a monkey out of you especially if mom catches you

  4. says:

    Here s a book I hadn t thought about for several decades, recently brought to my attention by Jack, a three year old friend who met me at his door, book in hand, wanting to be read to Ah Curious George, I said, immediately remembering and wanting very much to be reminded of the times it had been read to me in early childhood.As it happens, the book is dreadful by any adult, twenty first century standards The story is horrific for what it accepts a jungle monkey is tricked by a white man, k Here s a book I hadn t thought about for several decades, recently brought to my attention by Jack, a three year old friend who met me at his door, book in hand, wanting to be read to Ah Curious George, I said, immediately remembering and wanting very much to be reminded of the times it had been read to me in early childhood.As it happens, the book is dreadful by any adult, twenty first century standards The story is horrific for what it accepts a jungle monkey is tricked by a white man, kidnapped and taken across the sea, destined for a zoo By misadventure he escapes into the foreign city, has dangerous adventures, then is rescued to spend the rest of his days in happy captivity Just about as politically incorrect as one can imagine and, besides, the art is poorStill, Jack, working by his own standards, liked the story, identifying presumably with the curious monkey, with the trouble such curiousity can lead to and with the resolution of all the excitement in the confines of a safe home All of which makes me wonder if many studies have been done of the books children prefer as opposed to the books parents prefer to give to their children

  5. says:

    This is a book I loved as a child that I hadn t read in a long time It s an iconic character, and brings up some valuable topics for children There were a number of books in the series, but the first one was on point, and still a favorite to have parents and teachers today.

  6. says:

    My 5 yr old is really loving Curious George books right now And for all the Curious George books out there, they actually have pretty good story lines What I mean is, sometimes when a character has been commercialized, the books change in tone I m guessing these were written before the T.V show I did a little reading on Rey and it turns out they came up with Curious George many years ago, while escaping Nazi s in Paris After their death, Curious George was taken over by the Curious George My 5 yr old is really loving Curious George books right now And for all the Curious George books out there, they actually have pretty good story lines What I mean is, sometimes when a character has been commercialized, the books change in tone I m guessing these were written before the T.V show I did a little reading on Rey and it turns out they came up with Curious George many years ago, while escaping Nazi s in Paris After their death, Curious George was taken over by the Curious George Foundation, so that s what I mean by character integrity Sometimes when taken over by someone else, especially after they get so commercialized with T.V and products, they change From all of these I ve seen so far, these are still pretty good.I ve been making my son read on his ownand , to give me some time to have lessons with the twins, and it s been working wonderfully I don t care so much as what the book is about than the reading level And this one is probably a good level 2 book He enjoyed it a lot, and was able to answer all my questions, so I know he read the whole thing

  7. says:

    Charming Definitely brings out the child in you.

  8. says:

    Listen, George first things first, I love your work I ve listened to all of your books Your antics are delightful, you re cute as a button, and I aspire to get up to as much mischief as you do someday But can we talk about your friend the Man in the Yellow Hat Lest we forget, all of your adventures, delightful as they may be, started when the Man KIDNAPPED YOU FROM YOUR HOME AND TOOK YOU AWAY FROM EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING YOU HAD EVER KNOWN I just find it strange that you guys are buds n Listen, George first things first, I love your work I ve listened to all of your books Your antics are delightful, you re cute as a button, and I aspire to get up to as much mischief as you do someday But can we talk about your friend the Man in the Yellow Hat Lest we forget, all of your adventures, delightful as they may be, started when the Man KIDNAPPED YOU FROM YOUR HOME AND TOOK YOU AWAY FROM EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING YOU HAD EVER KNOWN I just find it strange that you guys are buds now I mean, has he ever apologized You two seem to have kind of a weird relationship If you need help, give me some kind of signal My parents are lawyers, they ll make a call or something.Anyway, five stars for you, one star for the Man in the Yellow Hat, we ll settle on 3 XOXO, M

  9. says:

    Totally awesome book There s like a monkey and stuff And there s like a dude with a yellow hat The book s like yellow too I reminds me of cheese Sweet, sweet cheese.The monkey is like curious and stuff His name s like George He s so awesome.

  10. says:

    Read this a super long time ago and really liked it

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