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
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
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'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
I have always loved the book Curious George. I read it many times as a child. As I was reading this story just now I felt as if I was reading it for the first time. I never before focused on the fact that George was kidnapped and taking to a foreign land where he was forced to figure out his way when the Man With the Yellow hat leave him by himself. I don't think I would consider the Man With the Yellow hat a friend.
Talk with the children about the Man With the...more