A lonely giraffe with no playmates and nine monkeys with no home team up for adventure. Curious George is among the nine little monkeys playing with Cecily G.
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious. " 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. Now, in recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of his debut, Houghton Mifflin proudly presents a special edition of George'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.
Brought to life over sixty years ago by Margret and H.A. Rey, Curious George has found a lasting place in the hearts of millions of children all over the world. Along with his friends, George has had many fun adventures
When the man with the yellow hat tells George that he is planning a surprise, of course George is curious. Before long George finds a hat, noisemakers, decorations, and games. It must be a birthday! But whose birthday is it? That's the surprise! This paperback edition now includes a maze and a birthday vocabulary seek-and-find.
George was curious about the dinosaur in the museum. Did people ride dinosaurs? George's inquisitiveness helps the children learn about dinosaurs.
George and the man with the yellow hat take a trip to the firehouse where George finds all sorts of new things to explore. When one curious monkey meets a company of unsuspecting firefighters, a big adventure is sure to follow.
While on vacation, George and the man with the yellow hat stop to see Mt. Rushmore. There's no time to take a helicopter ride for a close-up view - the hot air balloon races are about to start! Whisked up and away at the races, a surprised George gets a close-up view of the presidents after all. The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books will appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and will feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.
A taste of the book: "[picture on page 12 George lining up 4 blobs of dough ] George pounded the dough into pancakes. [picture on page 13 George still sitting on the counter tossing up a blob of dough ] Then he tossed them into the air with all four hands." This picture book is beautifully described.
Curious George is up to his elbows in dough and trouble as he tries his hand at making pizza. Tony the baker chases him out of his restaurant, and George hides in a truck in the alley. An angry Tony becomes a grateful Tony when George helps him deliver a pizza in a way that only a monkey could.
George is going to a pizza party! He's so excited. He loves pizza and parties. George promises to be on his best monkey behavior, but when he gets to the party and sees all of that pizza dough, George has an idea . . . a big idea that lands him in big trouble! A recipe for healthy veggie mini-pizzas is included.
Splash! The aquarium is a big place for a little monkey, and there is so much to see. George's curiosity soon helps him to make lots of penguin friends . . . and lots of trouble! The paperback edition includes educational fun facts about aquariums and sea life, provided by the director of the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. Bonus activities in the paperback edition include a maze and a word jumble. For more fun with George, check out www. curiousgeorge. com and get all the latest news and information about Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
Play ball! George is going to watch a baseball game. One curious little monkey in one big stadium makes for one exciting day at the ballpark!
When the man with the yellow hat takes George to see the city's street parade, George is excited. There are floats, marching bands, and big animal balloons all waiting for the parade to start. But it isn't long before the little monkey's curiosity gets him into big trouble . . . Can George help make things right before the parade begins? New activities include a connect-the-dots image and an instrument-matching activity.
George's adventures with bunnies, fishing poles, and a powerful kite are told in a simplified text suitable for first-graders to read themselves.
When the man with the yellow hat takes George camping, George is very excited. There is so much to do at the campsite-pitching a tent, gathering water, meeting fellow campers-that George hardly knows where to begin (he only hopes the day will end with a roasted marshmallow!). When George's knack for unintentional mischief gets him lost deep in the woods, George is scared . . . and being sprayed by a skunk only adds to the trouble. But George puts on a brave face, and he ends up saving the day when he puts out a small fire that could have endangered the forest.
When George and the man with the yellow hat stop to shop at a chocolate factory store, George becomes curious about how chocolates are made. Though he begins to follow the factory tour, George is soon off on his own to investigate. The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books will appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and will feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.
George and the man with the yellow hat arrive at a Halloween party-but they aren't wearing costumes. No matter-there are plenty in an old trunk upstairs, and soon George is trying on all kinds of outfits. But when he wants to look in the mirror, George finds he has to jump on the bed. Downstairs, the partygoers begin to hear noises. Then the lights go out and they hear a crash! Uh-oh. Did someone say the word ghost?
When his curiosity leads him to investigate how the movie gets onto the screen, George, an inquisitive monkey, disrupts the show. Share Curious George's irresistible qualities-ingenuity, opportunity, determination, and curiosity in learning and exploring-with these easy-to-read picture books for your young readers.
When Curious George tries to help the ice cream shop owner, he makes a big mess! George takes the bowl of ice cream to a table with many yummy things. As people watch through the windows, they suggest what he should add. But will they come in for ice cream themselves?
There are so many colorful, delicious flavors of ice cream in Mr. Herb's store. Which should George try? Why not a scoop of everything? It doesn't take long for a mischievous monkey to make a mountain of a mess, but Curious George manages to turn chaos into triumph as only he can.
From the book: It's open house at George's school, and George gets to try his hand at painting in the art room. What he creates, however, is not a pretty picture! George is still a clever monkey through and through, and in the end he makes open house a happy occasion for everyone. This file should make a very good embossed braille copy. Includes picture descriptions.
When Curious George sees the aquarium manager feeding fish to the seals, he wonders if he could do the same thing.
When the man with the yellow hat brings George to the beach, George finds plenty to keep himself occupied. He plays with his ball, pretends to be a lifeguard, and discovers some very hungry seagulls! When George and his friend Betsy decide to feed their new feathered pals, George realizes he's without lunch, and that his picnic basket has floated away with the tide! Only a heroic rescue will save the basket, and George knows just what to do. In saving the basket, he also helps his friend Betsy overcome her fear of the ocean. This paperback edition now includes a word game featuring beach vocabulary, a spot-the-difference activity, and a picture comparison brain-teaser.
Curious George wakes up with a tummy ache. When doctor Baker examines the little monkey, he says that George must go to the hospital for some tests. While in the hospital, George gets his tummy trouble fixed up but he also gets into some trouble and makes other children laugh. This is an excellent book to acquaint children with what it can be like to be in a hospital. Information concerning procedures is accurate. Other books about Curious George are also available from Bookshare.
When his curiosity leads him to investigate how the movie gets onto the screen.Young readers will enjoy this picture book. Includes picture descriptions.
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