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Curious George Visits the Zoo (Curious George New Adventures)

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Curious George and the man with the yellow hat visit the zoo. A hungry Curious George snatches a pail of bananas from the zoo keeper. Though he shouldn't have taken the bananas, George soon changes the zookeeper's shouts to praise with his clever, helpful ways.
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Perfection Learning (first published September 30th 1985)
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Morgan Hawkins
"Curious George Visits the Zoo" by Margret Rey was a cute little story about a silly monkey who went to the zoo. He saw the zoo keeper with a bucket of bananas after taking the bucket he decided that he should save the day for a little boy. He gives the bananas to the monkeys so that he can get the balloon back to the little boy. I think this is a great story for teaching children to do the right thing.
The illustrations were very clear and clean. If there had been no words in this book you woul
Synopsis: "Curious George and the man with the yellow hat visit the zoo. A hungry Curious George snatches a pail of bananas from the zoo keeper. Though he shouldn't have taken the bananas, George soon changes the zookeeper's shouts to praise with his clever, helpful ways."

My Review: This is a great book to read before or even after a visit to the Zoo. Munchkin enjoyed pointing out the animals that we had scene at the zoo. Of course George is such a classic lovable character that kids will love r
Molly Schoonover
This book truly introduces great story telling to children. It has a clear climax and ending, which is great, and gets children excited for visitin the zoo. What I love most about this book, however, is that it shows how it is good for us to do good deeds and help others.
Curious George visits a wildlife park and gets in trouble for wanting to hang out in the park. I feel like it is strange that he would be in trouble for enjoying a more natural habitat and then be praised for acting like a human. Is it just me? The drawings are charming.
Brie B.
My son loves George and zoo animals, so this book was great for him.
What I don't like about this book (and most Curious George books) is that the message to children is a little skewed. In this book, George steals something that isn't his and tries to hide, but because he did a separate, unrelated good deed, he never received consequences for his original, negative act. This happens in almost every book about George.
Of course these books are just fun, but kids learn patterns and ideas from the
I don't like the premise of the original Curious George story, but I do like the stories that have come out of that premise. Before I started reading the book, I was afraid that George would end up in the monkey cage. He doesn't, and he even helps out a little boy who lost his balloon to the monkeys. My five-year-old son has no problem with Curious George. He sees George as a five-year-old boy who is really good at climbing. And that is why the stories work.

The illustrations, even in the first C
Jd Ehringer
The Curious George books are classics and throughout the entire collection there are many lessons to be learned. This one in particular is simply fun and enjoyable. The whole series could be something to build an entire unit around.
Kathryn Brewer
This is a fun children's book that I would read to the class. It is an easy read and has short sentences. I would use a puppet when I read this to the class.
Brooke Birchler
This book would be perfect for a child who loves Curious George. This would also be good for any beginning reader or a child who likes books about the zoo.
This is a classic children's book.My children loved the Curious George series.This book teaches children about animals, and the funny things a monkey can do.He was also helpful when he got the balloon back from the monkey and gave it to the boy.The illustrations are interesting and animated.

Learning Experience: On the children can play an interactive game with Curious George.The children have to put his eyes, ears and nose in the coorect place on his face.We could also do a music
Lillian Magid
No. These books don't really sink into me.
Gift from Auntie Amanda (Mandie) for Birthday/Christmas 2014!
I bought this book, and it came with a Kangaroo. My daughter was so excited to have a new book, and a friend to listen with her. I love the size of. the books, great for 8 month old daughter and her attention span. The illistrations are wonderful, lots of different things to point out while daughter who loved that George is ornery, but saves the day. All in all we love it and have read it a few times.
I had never read the Curious George books. This was a very cute story. Very vibrant illustrations. Especially of the man in the yellow hat;) I find him very interesting, he who is not named;) I found 3 different Curious George books that are currently being sold at the Kohls closest to me, for the Kohls Cares program. The books are hardcover and are $5.00 each.
Carla Vazquez
Lexile 530

George and the man with the yellow hat are the main characters.The story takes place in the zoo where George ends up saving a little boys balloon. Even though it was bad that he stole a pail of bananas because he was hungry, he did up helping someone out. it is a good book to read with the kids and has good pictures. Overall, a good classic book to read.
Brenda Wharton
Curious George gets into trouble at the zoo but ends up saving the day yet again
Mackenzie Rodeghier
Curious George books are always a fun read! This little monkey and his antics are very entertaining for readers, but his endeavors also teach readers a moral lesson as well. The story is short and easy to read, it would be a great book to use with beginning readers!
Curious George books are such a classic, and a popular choice for children. I think students enjoy reading about George's silly antics. This book is definitely an adventure for George! Students would have a fun time reading this book.
Kelsey Scherer
Curious George is at it again! He visits the zoo with the man in the yellow hat and ventures out on his own. George again gets into mischeif but has a lot of fun while doing so. An excellent series to have in the classroom.
Katie Roberts
Curious George and the man in the yellow hat go on a visit to the zoo. George steals a pail of bananas and the zookeeper becomes very upset with him. However, George is quickly able to help out and save the day for the zoo.
George steals in this book and it would be good to talk about stealing other peoples property. For k-1st grade. George is also very helpful in this story. Talk about the difference between being helpful and harmful.
Breana Vining
As curious as George may seem, he always finds his way to be adventurous, hence his name. In this book, he helps a little boy get his balloon back and "saves the day." It teaches children how to be friendly to others.
Not quite as good as other Curious George books - I like the ones adapted from the animated series less, in fact. This story is a bit contrived and not nearly as exciting as a visit to the zoo could/should be.
Alley Denney
Curious George books are classic. Children would love to read this book about George swinging up to feed the monkeys and get the child's balloon back. He is such an adventurer. Great book.
Logan Walker
ALthough I don't like the morals of this story very much, I love Curious George books. George steals in this book and it would be good to talk about stealing other peoples property.
Sam Sahyouni
One of my childhood favorites was curious George but I hadn't read this particular one until now and man did it bring me back. I still loved it and can't see how any child wouldn't.
This book is so cute just like all the other Curious George books. George shows us how it isn't good to take things that do not belong to us in this book.
Hannah Sheffield
This book would be great to read before a field trip to the Zoo. You could have students write about their favorite zoo animal after reading the book.
Katie Shaw
You can never go wrong with a Curious George book! This one is filled with adventure and will have kids wanting to keep turning the page.
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Margret Elizabeth Rey (May 16, 1906 – December 21, 1996), born Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein, was (with her husband H. A. Rey), the co-author and illustrator of children's books, best known for their Curious George

Although she was born in Germany, she fled to Brazil early in her life to escape Nazism. While there, she met her future husband Hans (who was a salesman and also from Germany). They mar
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