The Adventures of Curious George

The Adventures of Curious George Now get triple the trouble and fun with this charming boxed set of three miniature books The original Curious George is teamed with Curious George Gets a Medal and Curious George Rides a Bike A perfec

  • Title: The Adventures of Curious George
  • Author: H.A. Rey
  • ISBN: 9780395735183
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now get triple the trouble and fun with this charming boxed set of three miniature books The original Curious George is teamed with Curious George Gets a Medal and Curious George Rides a Bike A perfect pocket sized gift for curious readers

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    1. H.A. Rey

      Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany He grew up there near the world famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey was also born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906 The two met briefly when Margret was a young girl, before she left Hamburg to study art They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans was selling bathtubs as part of a family business and Margret was escaping the political climate in Germany Margret convinced Hans to leave the family business, and soon they were working together on a variety of projects.Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, and they moved to Paris after falling in love with the city during their European honeymoon It was there that Hans published his first children s book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them Raffy and the Nine Monkeys Cecily G and the Nine Monkeys in the British and American editions was the result, and it marked the debut of a mischievous monkey named Curious George.After Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was published, the Reys decided that Curious George deserved a book of his own, so they began work on a manuscript that featured the lovable and exceedingly curious little monkey But the late 1930s and early 40s were a tumultuous time in Europe, and before the new manuscript could be published, the Reys both German Jews found themselves in a horrible situation Hitler and his Nazi party were tearing through Europe, and they were poised to take control of Paris.Knowing that they must escape before the Nazis took power, Hans cobbled together two bicycles out of spare parts Early in the morning of June 14, 1940, the Reys set off on their bicycles They brought very little with them on their predawn flight only warm coats, a bit of food, and five manuscripts, one of which was Curious George The Nazis entered Paris just hours later, but the Reys were already on their way out They rode their makeshift bicycles for four long days until reaching the French Spanish border, where they sold them for train fare to Lisbon From there they made their way to Brazil and on to New York City, beginning a whole new life as children s book authors.Curious George was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941, and for sixty years these books have been capturing the hearts and minds of readers throughout the world All the Curious George books, including the seven original stories by Margret and Hans, have sold than twenty five million copies So popular that his original story has never been out of print, George has become one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in children s literature His adventures have been translated into many languages, including Japanese, French, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Swedish, German, Chinese, Danish, and Norwegian.Although both of the Reys have passed away Hans in 1977 and Margret in 1996 George lives on in the Curious George Foundation Established in 1989, this foundation funds programs for children that share Curious George s irresistible qualities ingenuity, opportunity, determination, and curiosity in learning and exploring Much consideration is given to programs that benefit animals, through preservation as well as the prevention of cruelty to animals The foundation supports community outreach programs that emphasize the importance of family, from counseling to peer support groups.

    204 thoughts on “The Adventures of Curious George”

    1. Book Review4 of 5 stars to Curious George by H.A. Rey, a children's author, who wrote this series starting in 1941. Who didn't love Curious George when they were a child? Or even now as an adult? So many fun memories of this wonderful little monkey. In this first book, George comes home for the first time, and the infamous yellow coat becomes a hallmark. He's so innocent, yet such a magent for bad things to happen. But aren't all monkeys? An adorable way to teach kids to ask questions, but only [...]

    2. * Read and reviewed by me and my niece Emma * What is it about this monkey that so enthralls readers? This introductory story by Rey is not terribly memorable or particularly exciting, yet the kids are drawn to it, I absolutely love it and my niece - a first time reader/listener - was mesmerized. For those who forget what happens in this first Curious George book, a poacher the Man With The Big Yellow Hat captures George in the wild, illegally keeps him in his city apartment, smokes a pipe with [...]

    3. Another book placed on the shelf of childhood. How many times did I do things like Curious George that turned out to be (in hindsight) not the best possible choice? When I was a preteen all the boys in my neighborhood did some pretty DUMB things (the girls had more common sense) like 'sword fights' with tree branches, rock throwing fights, throwing kitchen knives at the fence, sling shots lucky we all were that no one got hurt (badly). Just like George we all had to learn that most important of [...]

    4. Here's a book I hadn't thought about for several decades, recently brought to my attention by Jack, a three-year-old friend who met me at his door, book in hand, wanting to be read to. "Ah! Curious George," I said, immediately remembering and wanting very much to be reminded of the times it had been read to me in early childhood.As it happens, the book is dreadful by any adult, twenty-first century standards. The story is horrific for what it accepts: a jungle monkey is tricked by a white man, k [...]

    5. This is a book I loved as a child that I hadn't read in a long time! It's an iconic character, and brings up some valuable topics for children. There were a number of books in the series, but the first one was on point, and still a favorite to have (parents and teachers) today.

    6. My 5 yr old is really loving Curious George books right now. And for all the Curious George books out there, they actually have pretty good story lines. What I mean is, sometimes when a character has been commercialized, the books change in tone. I'm guessing these were written before the T.V. show. I did a little reading on Rey and it turns out they came up with Curious George many years ago, while escaping Nazi's in Paris. After their death, Curious George was taken over by the Curious George [...]

    7. Listen, George: first things first, I love your work. I've listened to all of your books. Your antics are delightful, you're cute as a button, and I aspire to get up to as much mischief as you do someday. But can we talk about your "friend"--the Man in the Yellow Hat? Lest we forget, all of your adventures, delightful as they may be, started when the Man KIDNAPPED YOU FROM YOUR HOME AND TOOK YOU AWAY FROM EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING YOU HAD EVER KNOWN. I just find it strange that you guys are buds n [...]

    8. Totally awesome book. There's like a monkey and stuff. And there's like a dude with a yellow hat. The book's like yellow too. I reminds me of cheese. Sweet, sweet cheese.The monkey is like curious and stuff. His name's like George. He's so awesome.

    9. According to old family tales, I requested that my parents read this one to me so many times that they resorted to accidentally on-purpose "misplacing" it for a while--just long enough to get a chance to read something else to me. :D That said, as an adult, I struggle with rating this classic. As a kid, I loved all the craziness George gets into and how the man in the yellow hat loves him regardless. Now, I find myself cringing at so many things-George being stuffed into a bag and taken from his [...]

    10. I will never understand why this book and its progeny have been so well loved for over seventy years. (H.A. and Margaret Rey apparently escaped Nazi-occupied France on homemade bicycles with the manuscript for Curious George.) The Man with the Yellow Hat travels to Africa, entices George with his hat, catches him, "pop[s] him into a bag," and ultimately takes him to live in a zoo. Despite capturing him from the wild to take him to a zoo, the Man with the Yellow Hat is referred to as George's "fr [...]

    11. Reading and the love of books can't encouraged too soon. The Curious George books by H.A. and Margaret Rey were great favourites of our kids and Jeanne has delighted in them ever since Elin brought a jumbo book containing six tales back from a trip to New York last fall. She went looking for our old copies shortly thereafter so ever since Jeanne's been read the old ones--now in tatters--when she visits here.The stories are still charming, but one of the things that goes over Jeanne's head is the [...]

    12. George, who is happily living "in Africa," is captured by a man in his eponymous yellow hat to take him to a zoo. This is all in the first few pages and is a strange basis for their famous friendship--is friendship what Stockholm syndrome creates?--in the subsequent books. George also smokes, is imprisoned for playing with the phone, and ends the book smiling in the zoo. What were parents like that this became a popular children's book?

    13. I hate Curious George so much, I can't even tell you. Admittedly, I am not the target audience and the target audience seems to like it just fine. I was trying to figure out the appeal -- maybe the fun of watching someone else get in trouble? or maybe it has the kind of physical comedy that appeals to four year olds (falling into things, getting messy, etc.)? I was hoping to avoid the gazillion George books, but -- curse you, preschool! -- he saw a video at school and came home super keen on Geo [...]

    14. This book is the origins of Curious George.He was 'taken' from Africa (more like captured) by the yellow haired man. As an adult, we all know about animal trafficking and how disturbing it can be, but my student is too young to know about things like that. The story then goes on to change settings with the boat ride and then arriving at the city. Curious George being Curious proceeds to cause trouble and this time he does indeed get punishment. He ends up in jail. Yeah. I know. Kind of harsh but [...]

    15. This is the classic story of George the monkey, heartlessly ripped from his jungle home and kidnapped to a foreign land, where he's forced to figure out his way when the Man in the Yellow Hat leaves him by himself. After wreaking havoc on the city for an entire day, George is arrested and sent to prison (the zoo).

    16. An early reading book, George is that curious child who mimics and tries out anything that looks interesting or engaging. To him the adult world is puzzling yet deeply interesting and his play amongst it gets him into much trouble. I really liked the illustrations throughout and can see how much of the way the writing has been set as well as framing and colour would have inspired those who came after (this book was published in 1941). As with Clever Bill much yellow is used throughout and I wond [...]

    17. Curious George was always a favorite of mine as a child, and it still is today. I love how relatable he is to children, as sometimes he gets himself into trouble and is mischievous and he just can't seem to help it! Sometimes that just happens to kids, they don't mean to, trouble just finds them! ;)

    18. Ah the classic tale of a jungle creature, George, who is called "monkey" but looks an awful lot like an ape, being tricked, kidnapped, and then unleashed upon the big city where he has several more cases of being whisked away against his will, until finally he is placed inside a zoo. And somehow we are supposed to feel happy for him. Well, maybe he won't continue his habit of smoking within the zoo at least

    19. This book is mainly about a young monkey, who's entire life was with the outdoors and he has been taken from the jungle. He is whisked away to NY with a mysterious man in a yellow suit, he spends his days exploring and look at things, as the name implies,and normally end up coming home. I liked this book mainly for the fact that, as a child I had always dreamed of living in the City, after seeing TV shows like NY med and others, and i would recommended this book to others, if they are the Childi [...]

    20. We are avid Curious George fans at our house. But this first book of the series was a disappointment when we checked it out from the library.(If you haven't seen it, check out the Curious George television show on PBS. So cool. The narration, jazz music background and teaching about math/ science is captivating). This book is a study in cultural change! First, George is captured and removed from his natural habitat in Africa by the man with the yellow hat. George smokes a pipe. George is put in [...]

    21. As the introduction explains, the watercolor paintings that accompany this special edition of the very first Curious George story made their way out of Paris on the back of Hans Rey's bicycle, as he and his wife, Margaret, narrowly escaped the German occupation. By way of Spain and Brazil, Rey and his work came to the United States, where cash-strapped children's publishers always required "color separation" art--i.e a different drawing for each color. So Rey's watercolors were not used, and for [...]

    22. This is one of those books that reminds me how much I've changed my world outlook over the years. It's not just a question of going from childhood to adulthood. the Curious George books were never my favorites as a kid but I did like them; my guess is I would have given this 3 stars. Now, I'm actually appalled. I’m not really impressed by the book in general but Curious George ending up at the zoo at the end just makes me sad, and I wouldn’t encourage today’s kids to read this book. Debate [...]

    23. I liked this book because it's about a monkey who gets in trouble. It's a good book to read to kids of all ages because of all the pictures and what the story's about and how easy it is to understand. This book has great meanings. It takes me back to the past when I was a kid.I used to read these books all the time when I was younger.

    24. Curious George (Curious George Original Adventures) by H.A. Rey (HMH Books for Young Readers 1941) (Fiction - Children's) is the first book in a wonderful children's series about a little monkey named Curious George who comes to the city to live with the man in the Big Yellow Hat. Every child knows and adores Curious George. My rating: 9/10, finished 1960.

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