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Curious George Goes to the Hospital Book & CD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is the last of the original Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey. In it, George is home alone when a package arrives at the door. Since the man with the yellow hat is away, George opens the package, and everlastingly curious, swallows one of the puzzle pieces that he finds inside. When his stomach begins to hurt, the man with the yellow hat checks him into the hospital children's ward to have it removed. There he meets many children, among them the frightened and sad Betsy. In the process of his own recovery, George gets up to his inevitable monkey mischief, makes an enormous mess and manages to cheer up the sad little girl.

While the story quality of this George book isn't quite up to the others in the original series, it is still a great read-aloud, even when no hospital visit is imminent for the listener. And if a hospital visit does become necessary, the story may help prepare them for the experience. A 1960's hospital is quite different than a hospital of today, but caregiving adults in uniform, needles, hospital gowns, and the practice of anesthesia for surgery remain the same.

Most Curious George stories are simple fun, but this one actually provides a moral example to follow. George's attitudes of bravery, cheerfulness and helping others feel better is a positive one, even if he does get into mischief.
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on June 11, 2013
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The story itself is quite cute - Curious George gets into one of his regular shenanigans and makes a new friend while at the hospital - but the formatting is terrible and it is difficult to read, especially on one of the original Kindles. The pictures have been insterted into the book so that the child can see them, but they are very small and it looks like someone just made photo copies, so they are poor quality. The reading flow is choppy and it didn't hold my daughter's attention (she is almost 3 and LOVES Curious George).
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on December 27, 2012
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This is one of the best Curious George books I have ever read! In fact I still read it sometimes because we have the hardcover collection book. Beautifully written and explained. I would read this to my cousins. Good book to read when your young child is going the hospital. It might calm their nerves at bit. Reccomended ages 3-7
~Emma,13,CA
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on February 4, 2013
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My 5 year old loves this book. He does not like going to the doctor, and he so loves that George has shared experiences, and that he gets better (even though he has to get a shot to do so). This book teaches empathy, bravery, and not to put thngs that don't belong there in your mouth! .
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on February 23, 2014
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Given as a gift to a little boy who is constantly in the hospital due to a chronic disease. He was already familiar with George and loved that this little monkey was seeing what he saw when at the doctors.
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on October 25, 2008
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My four-year-old Korean students enjoyed listening to the recording and turning the pages with the tone. It was great to sit back and watch them take charge of the learning experience.
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on November 6, 2013
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I love this book and often send it to my friends (even adults) who are in the hospital. It always brings smiles and laughter.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2012
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We already own the audio and hardcover versions of this book, so we thought it would be nice to get the Kindle version to take along in the car. Upon downloading it, I was greatly disappointed to see that the pages had been merely scanned in, and then text had been typed in with them. The scanning looks great, but the text that is typed it doesn't match the page that is scanned. By the end of the book, the text can be off by two pages or more. Very confusing; they should have just scanned the original pages.
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on May 20, 2013
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Great book with a CD! You can listen to it in the car while you are on the go too : )
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