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Curious George Goes to the Hospital Paperback – March 15, 1966
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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 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 numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.
Top Customer Reviews
I actually purchased this book for my son. I read it to him when I was going to be staying at the hospital for more than a month for my very first big surgery. It helped him to not be afraid and to not cry when I was there. I also bought him a curious George doll that he brought with him every single time he visited me. He's no longer afraid of hospitals and my cancer has been in remission for quite a while. I love this book and so does my son...bitter sweet memories for the both of us, but a great teaching tool.
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.
When I was two and a half years old,I stuck maccaroni up my nose and had to go to the hospital - while there, a nurse gave my mother a copy of Curious George Goes to the Hospital. Being a big Curious George fan, I instantly fell in love with the book and the irony that George went to the hospital because he, like me, played with things not meant for certain parts of our body. As a rambunctious toddler, I related with George. He was like me, small, curious, and ever-getting into mischief.
For me, even now, as a 15 year old, Curious George Goes to the Hospital remains my favorite childrens book. In fact, in my acting class, one assignment was to read a children's bokk to the class. Curious George was my choice, and the class loved it.
I hope others will read this book and relate to George like I did and do. No matter how old you are, there is a little Curious George in all of us - and a missing puzzle piece. For me, re-discovering this book soved my puzle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son had to be in the hospital for a major surgery. This book helped calm his fears. It was the only book I could find that covered surgery and time at the hospital. Read morePublished 17 days ago by tiff-a-mom
It's a book when a child goes to the hospital they should be taking a book like thisPublished 24 days ago by Christopher Walter
My little guy loves this book! He read it several times before he went in for surgery.Published 28 days ago by Violet-NY
Can't go wrong with Curious George. Made a great gift for a little boy getting his tonsils out.Published 2 months ago by Sarah D
I got this book out of my local library. What a lovely story to introduce children to hospitals! I loved the way that curious George gets into trouble!Published 2 months ago by simone colwill