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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: Curious George
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books (February 23, 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395159938
  • ASIN: B006J3WNJI
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,579,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This is a pop-up version of the favorite title about the inquisitive monkey who unintentionally wreaks havoc on an entire city just by poking into things. By opening a page or yanking the right tabs, readers can watch George put on the yellow hat (the act that leads to his capture), get rescued from his attempt at flying, and teeter on the telephone lines. The firefighting sequence (when George accidentally calls the fire department) is action-packed, and the final pop-ups, of the monkey with his balloons, are inspired. For modern readers, George's kidnapping may seem severe. But this is a grand adventure in any format, and pop-ups make the still-curious monkey fly. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3–The timeless antics of Curious George are given new life in this read-along series, which faithfully follows the text of each story. A male narrator, accompanied by minimal musical interludes and sound effects, reads the story, once with page-turn signals and once without on each CD. Sounds effects occasionally explain pertinent parts of the unspoken story, like a splash in the water when George takes a dive into the ocean. Curious George Feeds the Animals has a female reader, with a male counterpart reading the Man with the Yellow Hat's lines. Margaret and H.A. Rey's original character has been entertaining children for decades, but it's hard to imagine a child today who wouldn't be puzzled by The Man with the Yellow Hat plucking George from his environment and transporting him to another country, George's imprisonment (and jail-break!) for inadvertently dialing the fire department while playing with the phone, or the fact that the Man in the Yellow Hat leaves his charge unattended when he takes him to a movie. Still, a naughty anthropomorphic monkey is entertaining, and adults may want to take the opportunity to explain to pint-sized listeners that their monkey-shines won't warrant the same results. Curious George certainly deserves a spot on the shelf, and these engaging stories will provide a good exercise in imagination and creativity. A solid choice, especially with an all-new animated adventure based on the classic tales debuting as a feature film in February 2006.–Kirsten Martindale, formerly Menomonie Public Library, WI
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More 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.

Customer Reviews

Curious George is a classic children's book.
esmelle
Very good lesson for any child being read to or reading all the Curious George stories.
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It is beautifully illustrated with bright colors and attractive drawings.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful By David Michael Cohen on January 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
Nothing is sacred to the spectre of political correctness, so the negative reviews of "Curious George" shouldn't surprise me. The reviews likening George's story to the African slave trade are particularly puzzling: children do not think in those terms. I suggest that the folks who complain that it glorifies illegal animal trade read it more closely. George makes a lot of innocent mistakes, he doesn't mean to be bad, but the world is too fascinating for him to resist. He needs to have an authority figure looking out for him, and although he does try to get around the authority figure everyone knows the man with the yellow hat will save George from himself in the end. Yes, George is a monkey, but he is also a metophor for children everywhere. Every child in the world can relate to George, and that is why the books have remained popular for so long.
I loved Curious George as a child, and I am happy that my children love them as much as I do. If any book in the 4-8 age bracket deserves 5 stars it is Curious George.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. D. Allison (dallison@biochem.med.ufl.edu) on May 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
This famous children's book was the first of seven books by Rey about a monkey who is brought to the U. S. from Africa and who seems to have a penchant for getting into trouble. But, his curiosity keeps leading into new adventures and learning new things. The Ann Arbor reviewer of Oct. 7, 1998, clearly is angry at George. If that is the case, why not use the story to teach about rule breaking? I think it is very interesting to learn that the Reys had arrived in New York in 1940, having fled from the Germans invading France. In a way, they were just like George, forced to come to a new world and a new culture. I'll bet they got into trouble every now and then just because of their innocence and their curiosity.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert James on July 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
Curious George was one of my favorites as a child, and this book has become an obsession for my three-year old. At a time when her own curiosity has gotten her in some deep waters (literally, on one occasion), George has helped her understand her own curiosity -- and it's helped me as a parent remember how curious I was myself. You can't go wrong with Curious George!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Griswold on February 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book has several key characteristics that make it good for children. For instance the book is very colorful. Books with a lot of color attract kids eyes and excite them. Also this book introduces a comical character who likes to imitate what he sees others doing; this is typical of energetic children. The third is George's adventures, George often finds ways into them and out again before you are done laughing. Children tend to imagine themselves flying high in the sky with balloons or taking a ride on a ship. This character is fun for anyone who cares to remember their youth and imagination.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 31, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is an excellent story. The pictures are beautiful, and it's cute and very amusing. To those who seem angered about the capturing of the monkey, jail and other aspects of this story, try taking a different perspective. All of these things are a fact of life that we can't ignore. Our children are going to be introduced to these things in some way or another. Take this book as an opportunity to take an active role. Read the story and sit down and discuss any questions your children may have. That's what being a parent and teaching is all about. The story gives you an opportunity to approach these subjects in a way that is geared towards children. My child is 3 and has asked for this story numerous times. No nightmares have occurred. But, books are just like movies. As a parent you screen it first. If you find it inappropriate for your child, then don't read them the whole series. Don't read it at all. However, my daughter and I both love it and will continue to read it over and over.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is appropriate for any one who likes a laugh. It brought a colorful image of a monkey full of fun that can question how we define a children books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
I read a funny book about a cute monkey, it was called Curious George. This book was written by H.A. Rey. George is a monkey who is funny but pratical also. If there is trouble you probably would know George had something to do with it. Curious George is one of my favorite characters because he means well but he just like to get in trouble. The other character I like is the man in the yellow hat because he is the guy who takes care of George and when George does something this man makes him apologize to the people. I like all the Curious George books but this one is special. This one is special because George tries to be on the Fire Department. In the book George helps people but ends up doing it wrong. George learns his lesson by going to the prison. When he escapes he goes to the balloon guy and takes them from him. When George comes down he sees the man in the yellow hat and that the man had paid for the balloons and went home. This is why George is funny in many ways.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
Curious George is a cherished friend. As as child, I delighted in his adventures. As an adult, I look forward to sharing his trials and triumphs with my children.
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