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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Curious George
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (October 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547487045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547487045
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father’s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys’ home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.


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Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

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My daughter is a huge Curious George fan.
Summer B. Frace
I've read these 6 little books so many times in the past 4 weeks that my 3 year old granddaughter nearly knows them by heart and still loves them.
Leona
The illustrations are cute and the stories are fun.
Hadassah D. Rowland

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Summer B. Frace on July 2, 2011
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My daughter is a huge Curious George fan. After checking out the same books from the library repeatedly, we decided it would be a good plan to just buy some for our own library at home. This box set was the perfect starting place. All the books in this set are super cute and probably the most requested books in my daughter's collection.

I've since bought two additional sets. For her third birthday, she wanted a Curious George party so we bought two of these box sets and gave out the individual books as party favors. At less than $2 a book, they are just the right price for a favor and much better than a cheap piece of junk toy that will just break. All the parents loved having a book to take home and enjoyed selecting whichever book they thought their child might like.

Whether you are a new Curious George fan, a seasoned fan looking to expand your collection, or selecting a gift for a little George fan, the price of this set can't be beat!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Donna Jenkins on December 26, 2012
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Please read this entire paragraph: I was disappointed to open the box and see that two of the books included in this set are included in another set we've received before! So we now have two copies of "George Makes Pancakes" and "George Visits a Dinosaur Museum." But guess who's fault this is? MINE!!! I didn't read the fine print well enough. So I have no qualms with Amazon :) BUT if you already have a set of six like we do, read the book titles carefully or you may end up with two of the same. If you have a book-eating 18-month-old like I do, that may come in handy though!

My youngest children love Curious George and these are excellent readers. We've read them over and over again. Repetition is great for young readers to build vocabulary and familiarize them with reading and to BUILD a love of reading! Curious George is a classic, we homeschool and we're picky with what we read but anything by H.A. Rey is welcome in our home. Great children's books and the illustrations are wonderful too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Flori Weden on October 16, 2013
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We used the books in the set as party favors for a three year old birthday party. It was much better than handing out cheap toys and candy. The moms appreciated it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. A. Smith on May 7, 2011
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My 4 year old son loves Curious George, so this collection was a great way to expand our George reading material. We've only had the collection for a few days and already some of the books have become his go-to bedtime book choices!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Riks on December 27, 2012
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My son loves these... He is a huge Curious George fan, and can't get enough of story-time.

However, as a literature fan myself, I found these somewhat lacking. The stories are shorter than some other Curious George stories (you know the older ones, like "Curious George gets a Medal"), but that may make them better for younger toddlers.

The plots in these 5 books are all remarkably similar...
1) Curious George and the Man in the Yellow hat go for an outing
2) the man asks George to stay put and not be curious while he pays/looks at something/waits on line
3) George gets into trouble
4) Everyone is happy anyways and rewards George because he inadvertently and unintentionally saved the day.

I find some of the other Curious George books to be more creative in their plots, but the illustrations are cute and colorful and give lots of room for toddler questions. ("Mommy whats that?" "Oh - that's a pirhanna"). The settings are quite varied (an aquarium, a chocolate factory, an animal shelter), so your child can really expand their knowledge through these.

My son adores these, so I do have to give them 4 stars, despite the predictable story-lines. And the price was unbeatable. A great set to have on your shelf.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By afwife182 on November 18, 2012
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My son loves Curious George and what a wonderful addition to add to his book collection we have going. 6 cute stories to dive into at bedtime. They are short enough for young children and yet just long enough to make a nice little bedtime story. They also have little activities to do at the end of each book if you wish to do. I only wish they had individual hardcover books of Curious George but for now we will keep buying the soft covers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on March 10, 2014
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Always reliable, curious George is a children's favourite for a good reason! This bundle was good value and I would recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kortni L. Gaffney on July 27, 2011
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You certainally cannot go wrong with Curious George, and the fact that it is an "Around Town" boxed set, makes it great for kids on the go!
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