Synopses & Reviews
'When George sets off on his new bicycle, little does he know that he'll 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.'
"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
The ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat is at it again. What happens when he sets off on his new bicycle to deliver newspapers is enough to make heads spin. He builds a whole navy of paper boats, lands in a traveling circus as a daring bicycle rider, gets an ostrich into trouble, and rescues a runaway bear.
George helps a little boy with his paper route and gets into all sorts of trouble.
About the Author
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for 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. 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.