Synopses & Reviews
There are so many fun things for Curious George to do at the park: see his animal friends, admire the trees and flowers, fly a kite, play soccer, andandmdash;his favorite one of allandmdash;have a picnic!
The varied touch-and-feel materialsandmdash;which include soft bunny fur, bumpy tree bark, shiny kite material, a rubbery soccer ball, and patterned blanket fabricandmdash;help young readers experience and enjoy all that the park has to offer through the curious eyes of everyoneandrsquo;s favorite little monkey.
George and Ted are going to the zoo today.But where has George gone? Will he miss seeing all the animals? Young readers will love touching all the animals in the zoo while looking for George, who is hiding on each page. Children are invited to explore a different tactile element, including the fuzzy mane of a zebra, the rough hide of a hippo, and the spotted coat of a leopard, on each spread.
Curious George explores the amazing world of colors in this bright book with a rainbow surprise at the end!
By spinning the wheels on each spread, young readers will learn all about the four seasons and the many things that take place in each oneand#151;fun in the sun and sand belong in summer, and making snow angels and ice skating are wintertime favorites. The book ends with a calendar of months.
Lift the flaps to see what happens to Curious George before and after in this interactive concept book.
Looking around, Curious George realizes that he sees shapes everywhere. Slide the tabs sideways or upward to discover what shapes George sees when he looks at a soccer ball (circle), a painting (square), a jack-oand#8217;-lantern (triangles), a wagon (rectangle), a balloon (oval), a kite (diamond), a star, and a heart. Also includes suggestions on how parents and children can take a and#147;shape walkand#8221; around their neighborhood.
A brightly-colored concept book based on opposites and superlatives, with foldout flaps to illustrate progressions.
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.