Synopses & Reviews
Three books in oneand#8212;triple the fun! These popular paperbacks, based on the award-winning Curious George PBS TV showand#8212;The Surprise Gift, Snowy Day,
and A Winterand#8217;s Nap
and#8212;make a splendid companion for a cold winterand#8217;s night. In The Surprise Gift
, Curious George discovers that there are plenty of things to unwrap besides presents, but not everything can be rewrapped! In Snowy Day
, George enjoys his first snow day and learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoes. In A Winterand#8217;s Nap
, George decides to hibernate like a bear, but can a monkey sleep through the winter? For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com
Bundle up for the winter season with Curious George! Thisand#160;three-book collection is the perfect companion for a cold winter's night, featuring these favorite Curious George stories: The Surprise Gift, Snowy Day, andand#160;A Winter's Nap!
Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first timeand finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow!
With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeingand puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmers pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Learning concepts:properties of snow
A value-packedand#160;collection of three Martha Speaksand#160;summer timeand#160;storybooks: Martha Says It with Flowers, Pool Party and Leader of the Pack. Based on the hit PBS television series Martha Speaks.
In Leader of the Pack, Martha the talking dog is understandably upset to discover sheand#8217;s not part of Helenand#8217;s family tree. Should she embrace her wolf heritage and find a pack of her own?and#160; In Martha Says It with Flowers, Martha has trouble finding just the right birthday gift for Helenand#8217;s grandmother Lucilleand#8230;meaning not a half-eaten rotten apple. In Pool Party, Alice has a sunscreen malfunction and turns bright orange! Fans of the PBS series Martha Speaks will love this colorful three-story round-up.
The Man with the Yellow Hat brings home a birthday present for a friend, and in an effort to distract George and prevent him from opening the gift, the man gives George an orange to and#147;unwrap.and#8221; The curious monkey discovers that there are many other things to unwrap besides presents (like the bathroom walls with their peeling wallpaper!), but maybe not all of them can be rewrapped.
Full-color activities: a matching and twenty questions game, a birthday idea space, and a think-more-about-it section.
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 fatherand#8217;s 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 Reysand#8217; 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.