Synopses & Reviews
Curious George loves a good windy day. There are many things he can practice flying— like a kite. Now if only he doesn' t get too carried away This early reader explores the concepts of flight and experimentation.
When Curious George's neighbor, Bill, asks him to fly his kite while he helps his mother, Curious George is happy to oblige until a strong wind pulls the kite higher.
Curious George loves a good windy day. There are many things he can practice flyingand#151;like a kite. Now if only he doesnand#8217;t get too carried away! This early reader explores the concepts of flight and experimentation.
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 fatherand#8217;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 Reysand#8217; 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.