From School Library Journal
ea. vol: 32p. adapt. illus. CIP. Houghton. 1987. PLB $8.95; pap. $2.95. Kindergarten-Grade 2 These stories, adapted from filmstrips, are very short, and are shorter on plot and action than the original series. Predictably, each page looks like one filmstrip frame with a caption below. In Curious George Goes Fishing, George tries his hand at fishingbut he catches only the fish in a man's frying pan, which he casts into the water. In Curious George Vis its a Police Station , George delights in swinging from the barred doors of the jail cells in the new police station. He proceeds to lock up the police chief and the mayor. In both books, the young monkey redeems himself. These short stories don't have the read-aloud charm of the original ``Cu rious George'' books (Houghton), but for youngsters who desperately want any Curious George book, they will do. Deirdre R. Murray, Pine Road School, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
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About the Author
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.