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
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 ...more
The stories are still charming, but one of the things that goes over Jeanne's head is the ...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
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
(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
On June 14, 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled Paris as the German army invaded the city. Escaping on bicycles, they took only winter coats and four picture books strapped to the racks. Among those books were the watercolors and a rough text for Fifi, later known to the world as Curious George. However, when Curious George was actually published in the United States in 1941, these original watercolors were not used for the printing. Hans Rey was required by his editor to redraw th ...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
Curious George is a great children's picture picture that many children can relate to. Children are just as curious as George as they learn and grown and can see how George's own curiosity gets him into trouble as many children likely do as well. The book ...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