Synopses & Reviews
"Sure-fire stuff." School Library Journal, Starred
George's adventures with bunnies, fishing poles, and a powerful kite are told in a simplified text suitable for first-graders to read themselves.
In this classic story by Margret and H. A. Rey, George looks out the window and sees a world of adventure waiting for himand#151;that is, until he gets a little too carried away flying his friend Billand#8217;s kite. Itand#8217;s time for read-along fun with Curious George with this new book and CD favorite in a sturdy resealable package that includes a paperback edition of the book and a compact disc. This recording features the following: and#149; Lively sound effects and#149; Original music and#149; One reading with page-turn signals and#149; One uninterrupted reading
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.