Synopses & Reviews
Itand#8217;s Christmastime! And irrepressible, excitable Curious George has just the spirit for it. He canand#8217;t wait to help his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, pick out their holiday tree. At the tree farm, however, amid all the excitement of finding the perfect specimen, George gets carried away, as usualand#8212;atop his favorite tree! Hiding in the treeand#8217;s branches, George finds himself delivered to the local childrenand#8217;s hospital, where his tree trimming antics cheer the children and he gets to meet a jolly man in a bright red suit.
Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series.
"...the focus on Ollies childlike anticipation is right on target. Dunreas graceful ink drawings and beautiful washes offer an appealing alternative to more complex, but less satisfying Christmas picture books." October 15, 2008 Booklist, ALA
"Remaining true to his uncomplicated watercolor style, Dunrea maintains an element of charm to Ollies waiting, depicting his impatience as sweet and subdued, rather than manic and obsessed. Parents and children will immediately relate to this youngsters excitement." October, 2008 School Library Journal
The New York Times bestseller and holiday favorite is more affordable than ever! When George and hisand#160;friend, the man with the yellow hat, go to a tree farm to pick out theand#160;perfect Christmas tree, George's favorite tree gets carried off while he hides in the branches! The trip takes George to the local children's hospital, where his holiday antics and curiosity cheer up the children and he gets to meet a very jolly man in a big, red suit.
An enterprising crow creates a unique Christmas tree in this heartwarming holiday story.
A broken chain, a piece of string, a bottle cap . . . To most people, these things are useless trash. But to a clever crow, they're just what he needs to create a special surprise--a beautiful Christmas tree that everyone can treasure.
Told in jaunty rhyme by Kathi Appelt and lavishly illustrated by Jon Goodell, this heartwarming story of people brought together by a very unexpected artist has all the makings of a Christmas classic.
An endearing and beautifully rendered tale sure to be a family favorite.
It's Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots in the barn. Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. It's not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose!
With ample wry humor, beautiful ink-and-watercolor pictures, and irresistible charm, Olivier Dunrea shares the first holiday story of Gossie and friends.Ollie perfectly encompasses the adorable impatience of young children waiting for Christmas to finally come.
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.