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.
One of my favorite books, I look forward to reading it to my daughter at night.
My 3-year-old grandson had read this book from the library numerous times so I knew that when it was his birthday, he would absolutely love this book as a present.
I actually spent time when I was a child at Children's Hospital in Boston, and this book was very accurate.
This book is a must for any child having surgery. My young son had open heart surgery this summer and even though this book wasn't about heart surgery specifically it helped me... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Shiflett
Great book...my granddaughter loved it and I was so glad I purchased it. She has learned to read at 5 and can totally read this book herself from the age of 4. Buy it.Published 2 months ago by jamilou
Excellent book if you have a young child that needs to go to the hospital for surgery! A very enjoyable book to read to a young child!Published 3 months ago by Betty Nelson
Our son who is autistic loves Curious George and has almost every book, This one was missing from his collection so, he was extremely happy to receive it.Published 4 months ago by hope5765
This is a great story for any kid but also gives them context and reference for hospitals and doctors. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Linn
Curious George is fabulous. This book is great for all children, but especially for those that have to visit the hospital on a regular basis (or for a surgery etc.).Published 6 months ago by Kimberly
The new stories just cannot compare to the old ones! This is such a great story for toddlers, as George is tempted in a way they all are. Read morePublished 7 months ago by N. Ferguson
This book helped reassure our granddaughter when she had a broken wrist. Courious George was her favorite character at the time.Published 8 months ago by Michaele Scott
This is my favorite childhood book! I just bought it for my first grandchild and I hope she will love it as much as I did.Published 10 months ago by Bon Joni