Synopses & Reviews
andquot;This is George. He lived in Africa. he was a good little monkey, and always very curious.andquot;and#160;With these words, H.A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilent little heror have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. This lavishand#160;edition includes an introduction by Leonard S. Marcus, Publisherand#39;s Perspective by Anita Silvey, retrospective essay by Dee Jones with photographic album of Margaret and H. A. Rey, and the seven original tales of Curious George: Curious George, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Takes a Job, and Curious George Learns the Alphabet.and#160;and#160;and#160;This volume also includes two audio CDs with recordings of the seven stories--more than one hour of storytelling!and#160;The Complete Adventures of Curious George will be treasured by Georgeand#39;s many fans, young and old.
Praise for the PBS-TV series Curious George:
** 2008 Daytime Emmy Award
** andquot;The 'George' series is nearly perfect preschool literature.andquot;--The New York Times
** andquot;An inventive take on an old favoriteandquot;--TV Guide
** andquot;Wholeheartedly, ironically, nostalgically whatever adverb you need to feel to the love.andquot;--Entertainment Weekly
** andquot;This colorful show can't be anything but successful when the very young target audience finally gets to see its hero show up animated and on the move.andquot;--Hollywood Reporter
** andquot;PBS mixes math and mischief in its snappy retelling of CURIOUS GEORGE. . . sweet-natured mayhem.andquot;--Christian Science Monitor
** andquot;A nice supportive update on a very old friend.andquot;--The Boston Globe
** andquot;Curious George is for kids, which is not to say that it's not funny, but it's for kids.andquot;--William H. Macy (narrator), The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
** andquot;A delightful educational seriesandquot;--Catholic News Service
"Illustrations have verve and are a perfect complement to the story. Highly recommended." and#8212;School Library Journal, starred
A new paper-over-board treasury of Curious George adventures! Eight exciting stories about Curious George in a new, jam-packed treasury. Sales of the individual books exceed 1.8 million copies! This value-priced offering includes $32.00 worth of books for $10.99. Enjoy these popular titles: Curious George and the Firefighters Curious George at the Aquarium Curious Georgeand#8217;s Dinosaur Discovery Curious George at the Baseball Game Curious George at the Parade Curious Georgeand#8217;s First Day of School Curious George and the Pizza Party Curious George Plants a Tree
Eight exciting stories about Curious George in a new, jam-packed treasury. This value-priced offering includes $32.00 worth of books for $10.99 Enjoy these popular titiles:
Curious George and the FirefightersCurious George at the AquariumCurious George's Dinosaur DiscoveryCurious George at the Baseball GameCurious George at the ParadeCurious George's First Day of SchoolCurious George and the Pizza PartyCurious George Plants a Tree
Curious young readers will learn right along with George as he explores science, math, and technology concepts in eight full-length educational storiesandmdash;The Donut Delivery, Snowy Day, The Surprise Gift, The Boat Show, Builds a Home, Lost and Found, Plays Mini Golf, and Tadpole Trouble. Each story is also paired with corresponding craft and exploration activities that will appeal to every childandrsquo;s sense of curiosity! Includes more than 100 stickers!
andldquo;This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.andrdquo; With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George in 1941, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. Houghton Mifflin Harcourtand#160;proudly presents a special edition of Georgeandrsquo;s best-loved adventures.
With an introduction by critic Leonard Marcus, a retrospective note by publisher Anita Silvey, and a cataloged history of the Reys by curator Dee Jones, this collection offers a fun and fascinating portrait of a classic character and his unique creators. Two bonus CDs contain all seven stories--more than one hour of audio to enjoy!
Thirteen Curious Georgeand#160;adventures come alive in this jam-packedand#160;treasury! Each story has full-color illustrations in the style of H. A. Rey and can be read aloud in under five minutes. With its padded cover and shiny foil, this is the perfect book for bedtime, story time, or any time you need a fast, fun read-aloud!
Curious George is fascinated by the world around him and loves having new experiences. Curious little ones can find thirteen of George's most exciting adventures in this treasury! March in a parade, take a ride in a rocket ship, and throw a surprise party with Georgeand#8212;plus so much more. A padded cover and foil accents make this book perfect for gifting. And since each story can be read aloud in under five minutes, this book is just right for bedtime, story time, any time you're feeling curious!
Curious George, the monkey with the talent for trouble, has delighted millions of readers for more than fifty years. Now fans can have all seven of the original Curious George titles in one complete volume. Stories included in this collector's edition are Curious George, Curious George Takes a Job, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, and Curious George Goes to the Hospital.
Thisand#160;treasury features a special introduction and five full-length picture booksandmdash;Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, and Five Little Monkeys Wash the Carandmdash;as well as a lesson on how to draw your own fabulous monkeys. Sheets of colorful stickers and musical notation round out this amazing collection. Itandrsquo;s the perfect addition to any childandrsquo;s classic library.
Lovable Lyle the crocodile has been in print for over 50 years! This stylish collection contains four of your favorite Lyle books: The House on East 88th Street; Lyle, Lyle Crocodile; Lyle and the Birthday Party; and Lyle Walks the Dogs.and#160;With bonus downloadable audio, thereand#39;s no better way to celebrate your favorite storybook character!
Every homeand#160;should haveand#160;a crocodile!Splish, splash. Over fifty years ago, the Primms moved into the house on East 88th street and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of all he meets. This anniversary collection features an introduction by Bernard Waber, Lyleandrsquo;s creator, an MP3 download of Mr.Waber reading Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and four complete books:The House on East 88th StreetLyle, Lyle, CrocodileLyle and the Birthday PartyLyle Walks the Dogs
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.