Curious George (Curious George Original Adventures)
The first adventure in this highly popular series tells how the little monkey Curious George, caught in the jungle and brought back to the city by a man in a yellow hat, can't help being interested in all the new things around him. Though well meaning, George's curiosity always gets him into trouble. Young readers can easily relate, and Rey's cheerful illustrations celebra...more
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,
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 ...more
The stories are still charming, but one of the things that goes over Jeanne's head is the ...more
Of course, George – being the curious monkey that he is – simply had to get his paws on the mysterious object! What he didn’t know was that the hat was a trap and that now he will be whisked across ...more
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 ...more
(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 ...more
“Curious George” is a famous story and one of the most well-known children books there are. The book was first published in 1940, by Hans Augusto Rey and Margaret Rey. The book is about a mischievous monkey by the name of George, who is for some reason always curious. During his adventures in Africa, George sees a man (also known as the man with the Yellow Hat), and the man instantly notices him and takes George back home with him. The man is taking him to a zoo in a ...more
Author: H.A. Rey
Date of Publication: 1941
Genre: Fiction/Picture Book
Annotations: One day, a nice man with a yellow hat finds and captures a monkey in Africa. This monkey was called George. The man wants to take George to his home zoo. Little did the man know how curious George was. George’s curiosity gets him into quite a bit of trouble. In the end, the man with the yellow hat saves George from his curious troubles and takes him in the zoo.
This is a classic story from my chi ...more
I can use this book the classroom by discussing the term curious and seeing ...more
I'm not surprised that he is somewhat the same in the book. The Man in the Yellow Hat seems cruel in the book, though. He deliberately whiske ...more