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. and#160; For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
"...the focus on Ollieand#8217;s childlike anticipation is right on target. Dunreaand#8217;s 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 Ollieand#8217;s waiting, depicting his impatience as sweet and subdued, rather than manic and obsessed. Parents and children will immediately relate to this youngsterand#8217;s excitement." October, 2008 School Library Journal
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.
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.
With ample wry humor, gorgeous ink-and-watercolor pictures, and irresistible charm, 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. Full color.
The special Gossie and Friends Christmas story, now available in a board book edition. Itand#8217;s Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their brightly colored boots in the barn.Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. They are all waiting . . . but itand#8217;s not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose!
This beautiful board book features sparkly red foil on the coverand#8212;a real Christmas
Itand#39;s Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots, while Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. Itand#39;s not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose!
Full of adorable humor, snowy illustrations, and irresistible charm, this holiday story of Gossie and friends is now a Level 1 Green Light Reader. Those just learning to read independently will identify with Ollieand#39;s impatience in waiting for Christmas to finally come. This edition features a free read-along audio download. The perfect gift for beginning readers.
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.
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 cityand#39;s famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he 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 numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.