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Curious George at the Beach
is a sunny summer story based on H. A. and Margret Reyand#8217;s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. Once shore-side, Curious George plays ball, pretends to be a lifeguard, and discovers some very hungry seagulls! Can George help his friend Betsy overcome her fear of the ocean while saving the day? We all know the answer. Surfand#8217;s up! For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com
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When the man with the yellow hat brings George to the beach, George finds plenty to keep himself occupied. He plays with his ball, pretends to be a lifeguard, and discovers some very hungry seagulls! When George and his friend Betsy decide to feed their new feathered pals, George realizes heand#8217;s without lunch, and that his picnic basket has floated away with the tide! Only a heroic rescue will save the basket, and George knows just what to do. In saving the basket, he also helps his friend Betsy overcome her fear of the ocean.
This paperback edition now includes a word game featuring beach vocabulary, a spot-the-difference activity, and a picture comparison brain-teaser.
George has fun on the beach feeding the seagulls--until they fly away with something valuable.
One hot summer day, George and the man with the yellow hat go to the beach. What fun George has at the beach! What fun he has feeding the seagulls! It's fun, that is, until they fly away with something valuable and George must find a clever way to save the day.
Join Sally as she experiences new friends, new smells, and new games on her seashore adventure. Adapted from the classic picture book Sally Goes to the Beach and illustrated in Huneckand#8217;s frame-worthy art, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving beach babies.
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.