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Curious George Complete Adventures Deluxe Gift Set with CDs (Audio)

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ISBN13: 9780618750429
ISBN10: 0618750428
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Equal parts innocence and adventure, this "good little monkey" has been essential reading since 1941. This beautiful, deluxe collection reminds us that, as Albert Einstein once said, "curiosity has its own reason for existing."
Recommended by Clyde, Powell's Books for Home and Garden

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Synopsis:

This handsome gift set includes the top-selling The Complete Adventures of Curious George plus an unabridged audio collection.

Featuring not only all seven original Curious George stories (Curious George, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Takes a Job, and Curious George Learns the Alphabet), the special collectors edition also includes a bonus photo album of the Reys, an introduction by Leonard Marcus, and an essay by Dee Jones. The book is packaged with five CDs that include audio recordings of the stories, available with and without turn signals, for three and a half hours of entertainment. CDs are packaged in reusable paper slipcase.

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 fathers 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.

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angelspot, September 22, 2008 (view all comments by angelspot)
The book is lovely, even if it has way too much non-story print at the beginning. The CDs are well-read, with animated actors and sounds effects that illustrate to the ear what is happening on the page whether one is reading along or just listening (in the car, for example). Very enjoyable and a steal at the sale price.
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Matthew Tiffany, December 6, 2006 (view all comments by Matthew Tiffany)
The books get five stars - but why the audio CD's? Isn't part of the point that you read these books to your children? I hope that people don't buy into this cheap attempt to make more money off of the Rey legacy - the hardcover complete adventures book is all you would ever need.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618750429
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Author:
Rey, Margret
Author:
Rey, H. a. And Margret
Author:
Rey, H. A.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Other - Non-religious
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Nonreligious
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series:
Curious George
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 1.25 in 4.02 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-05

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Curious George Complete Adventures Deluxe Gift Set with CDs (Audio)
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Product details 432 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618750429 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Equal parts innocence and adventure, this "good little monkey" has been essential reading since 1941. This beautiful, deluxe collection reminds us that, as Albert Einstein once said, "curiosity has its own reason for existing."

"Synopsis" by ,
This handsome gift set includes the top-selling The Complete Adventures of Curious George plus an unabridged audio collection.

Featuring not only all seven original Curious George stories (Curious George, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Takes a Job, and Curious George Learns the Alphabet), the special collectors edition also includes a bonus photo album of the Reys, an introduction by Leonard Marcus, and an essay by Dee Jones. The book is packaged with five CDs that include audio recordings of the stories, available with and without turn signals, for three and a half hours of entertainment. CDs are packaged in reusable paper slipcase.

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