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Curious George Builds a Home [With DVD] (Curious George)by H A Rey
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When Curious Georgeand#8217;s new bath toys go down the drain, itand#8217;s time to call the plumber. With some amazing tools (and Georgeand#8217;s help), the toys are found and the pipes are cleared. When a second drain disaster occurs, George tries fixing it on his own,withoutthe same success. Ultimately, George learns that the best way to keep the plumbing system working is to prevent clogs in the first place . . .andto invest in extra large (and extra fun) bath toys.
Georgeand#8217;s latest adventure includes fun facts about how water gets to your house along with a coloring and tool-labeling activity.
Curious Georgeand#8217;s friend Bill has put him in charge of several tadpoles. George sends the tadpoles for a nice swim in the lagoon, but to his dismay, the tadpoles donand#8217;t return! Each time he goes back to the lake he tries to find the tadpoles, but he finds only tadpole-like creatures without tails . . . and with legs. A trip to the museum teaches George about the development of tadpoles into frogs, and he and Bill are happy to make the acquaintance of their new froggy friends!
Curious George adds a few extra zeroes to his donut order and doesnand#8217;t realize just how big his delivery problem is going to become. This paperback picture book explores the concepts of zero and counting by tens.
Curious George sets out to feed the ducks and accidentally heads downriver on a small raft. George and Jumpy Squirrel must find their way back home again using landmarks they recognize and by creating a simple map. Not only do they use navigational skills to find their way, but they also help a group of lost chicks get back home again, too! Activities include building your own raft and making a treasure map.
When Curious George meets a homing pigeon, he decides that his home, with im-provements, would be perfect for his new friend. This paperback picture book explores the concepts of planning and design.
A book-and-DVD set of a Curious George story book and its original TV episode! Curious George meets a homing pigeon and decides that his own home, with improvements, would be perfect for his new friend. Includes a DVD (approximately 20 minutes) featuring the episodes "Curious Georges Home for Pigeons" and "Curious George and the Dam Builders," with an emphasis on simple engineering concepts. Children can enjoy the story and episodes wherever they go!
The Man with the Yellow Hat brings home a birthday present for a friend, and in an effort to distract George and prevent him from opening the gift, the man gives George an orange to and#147;unwrap.and#8221; The curious monkey discovers that there are many other things to unwrap besides presents (like the bathroom walls with their peeling wallpaper!), but maybe not all of them can be rewrapped.
Full-color activities: a matching and twenty questions game, a birthday idea space, and a think-more-about-it section.
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.
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