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Curious George and the Firefighters Paperback – August 30, 2004
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Title reviewed -- Horn Book 4/1/2005 "Horn Book 4/1/2005" --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I like having kids' books on my Kindle; it has helped out in a number of little emergencies when the kids could no longer cope with waiting for whatever it was we were waiting for -- a table in the restaurant, a minor car repair, an appointment of some sort, the errand their mother was running. Unless you're familiar with the book, though, and can fill in from memory all the places you can't read in the Kindle text, this one is just going to frustrate you and the kids.
UPDATE: This books shows up very well in the Kindle Cloud Reader on my iPad. The illustrations are easy to see and the text is all readable.
I've noticed some of the newer stories "inspired" by Margaret and H.A. Rey -- this is one of their originals / classics. Timeless and precious are words that come to mind when thinking about the actual story.
So many opportunities to learn / teach within the classic George stories -- I think because some of the pictures, things, stuff in the story are vintage and unfamiliar it encourages the child to inquire more.
We're huge fans -- and if you watch the specials, sometimes they have 4 for price of 3 on [...]
Of course, you should try to support your local bookstore whenever you can!
Overall, I highly recommend this book for little ones who enjoy fire trucks, whether they currently are a Curious George fan or not.
Of note, I purchased the "lap edition" which I didn't know was so much bigger than a regular board book. While at first I thought that might be a little much, I have actually grown to love the size because the pictures are so much bigger. It's much easier now for all the kids to see the story when we read at night.
My 4 yr old loved this book
Cute illustrations and brief explanation about what the FF do.
More about how George is curious and ends up helping keeping kids distracted and not worried about the fire.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kids who love firetrucks and monkeys will like this book. I give it two thumbs up. Great story and illustrations.Published 2 months ago by Michael J. Jelineo