Synopses & Reviews
George gets a brand-new blue bicycle for his third anniversary with the man in the yellow hat. He rides off and gets into all sorts of trouble, but he eventually saves the day.
"This [book] is as full of amusing detail as are the others." Horn Book
"This [book] is as full of amusing detail as are the others." Horn Book Guide
George helps a little boy with his paper route and gets into all sorts of trouble.
When George sets off on his new bicycle, little does he know that hell soon be delivering newspapers, building a navy of paper boats, and joining a circus!
Originally published in 1952, this book is one of the best known and best-selling of all of the Curious George titles. Previously a book and cassette-tape package, it will now be available on CD.
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.