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4.0 out of 5 stars Best Curious George book, February 20, 2005
This review is from: Curious George Goes to the Hospital (Paperback)
This is without a doubt the best book in the Curious George series. George mistakenly eats a jigsaw puzzle piece, thinking that it might be candy. When his stomach starts to hurt the next morning, the Man in the Yellow Hat takes him to the hospital. What follows is a very detailed account of all the things that a child might expect to encounter while undergoing a simple surgery. George encounters everything from xrays to shots to a somewhat painful recovery as he sets up residence for a couple of days in the children's ward.

There is some excitement toward the end, as George commandeers a go-cart and crashes into a dining cart (in front of the visiting mayor, no less), but the emphasis is definitely on the workings of a hospital from the perspective of a young patient.

As a young child, I enjoyed some of the imagery in this book, such as the jigsaw puzzle and a puppet show that George puts on for the child patients using all four limbs at once. The illustrations are very good as always.

Other books in this series are nothing special, in my opinion, but I thought that this book provided a great example for children who might be worred about a visit to the doctor or hospital. This is a good read for any child, and a must-read for a child with a visit to the hospital in the future.
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