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The Complete Adventures of Curious George

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“This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.” With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George in 1941, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. Now, in recognition of the sixtieth anniv ...more
Hardcover, 70th Anniversary Edition, 432 pages
Published September 25th 2001 by HMH Books (first published 1969)
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Brad
Dec 28, 2015 Brad rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
I have to admit that my daughter loves George. We even got her the plushy of her favorite curious monkey to go along with the tv series, and every night, she still requires us to bring down this book and have her daddy read it to her. She loves to snuggle and hug my face and say, "It's okay daddy, it's okay," whenever George jumps too far and breaks his leg or when he flies away into the great blue, getting sad because he'll never see the Man in the Yellow Hat.

Little does my daughter know, but I
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Emily
Jul 29, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
As many of my friends know.... I lived with Margret Rey in her Cambridge, MA home in the early 90's, and remained a "girl finder" and good friend with her until her death in 1995. I'll not lay it all out today, but OOOHHH the stories to tell about life with Margret. I believe she is Curious George! You know, she actually looked like him? She told me her husband Hans who was the illustrator for the books slightly made him look like her. I can attest, it is true, especially the nose. :0

I don't hav
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Nathan Mckinney
Jan 17, 2016 Nathan Mckinney rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
I don't fully understand what kids find so appealing about these stories, but Watson was fully engrossed in every single one. It kind of drives me crazy a little how no matter how bad he messes things up, in the end it's all fine, because he didn't intend any harm. He was just curious. It cracks me up how critical I've become of children's media. I am totally my mother's son.
Abi
Aug 15, 2011 Abi rated it it was amazing
Believe it or not, this is the first book i ever got as a gift. I was about 4 years old, and my sister and i were walking around this book fair. I remember asking my mom if i could buy a book, and she said no since i couldn't read yet at that time and i would probably massacre the book by the end of the week... so, like any sensible kid would do who wanted something and didn't get it, i threw a tantrum. But, unlike other parents, mine are able to diffuse a tantrum in less than a minute. And then ...more
Jocelyn
Feb 27, 2008 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing
Don't even think that I couldn't add this to my list. Curious George was, in fact, an imaginary friend when I was a child living in Boston. Now I own a Margaret Rey signed copy of this Curious George anthology (thanks to my mother and Mary Knell), and it is a book that travels with me (and has to be enjoyed by children--only when they are supervised and have no sticky hands!).
John Yelverton
Oct 21, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
One of the greatest children's books ever written. A fantastic read for young, curious boys especially.
Kate
Normally, I'm a big fan of the book over the movie, but I actually like the PBS cartoon better than the original stories simply from a political correctness standpoint. My kids don't care though, they love George in any form the can find him.
Gavin
Aug 14, 2015 Gavin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
Yay!

George rules.

I read aloud to my nieces, especially the 6yr old. She was captivated.

These are fun great stories, even if the age shows in some things.

A blast, for sure, glad I picked it up.
Timothy McNeil
It is very hard to evaluate what is mostly, if not entirely, a book meant for young children. What is striking -- aside from the (hopefully) unintentional racism of having George be a misbehaving little monkey -- is that George is constantly presented as being good. His misadventures are always due to him wanting to learn something new or participate in the (adult) human world. While he definitely causes problems, he isn't "bad". And that seems to be the central message for children, that learni ...more
Elyssa
May 09, 2008 Elyssa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
We borrowed this jumbo collection of Curious George stories from the library. I actually have some of my old hardcover CG books from the early 1970s, but I don't have all the classic stories in this book. I love reading these to my son. It brings back lots of great memories and it makes me realize that these entertaining and educational stories span all generations.
Julie Decker
Feb 11, 2014 Julie Decker rated it liked it
Curiosity killed the cat, but apparently, not the monkey! The schtick here is that George, a lovable and curious monkey, is sometimes overwhelmed by his enthusiasm and ends up in some difficult situations--sometimes making other people mad and leading to getting scolded or punished. Happily, in a realistic and reassuring relationship, his caretaker The Man in the Yellow Hat is shown to be accepting of his quirks, and George's curiosity is not squashed in the name of safety and prudence. As a kid ...more
Melissa Snyder
May 02, 2010 Melissa Snyder rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, favorites
My six year old son likes this book. It works very well for someone who is just learning to read. He finds them entertaining and funny which encourages him to read. The large print and simple words are also a plus.
Fumiya
Apr 22, 2012 Fumiya added it
I'm a Japanese . So I speak little English,but this book is not difficuult to read.
I think this book is one of the most good book in English .
Jiya
Dec 01, 2013 Jiya rated it it was amazing
My favorite story is Curious George goes to hospital.The funniest part is when George crashed into the wall and knock the person into elevator.
Bethany
Feb 12, 2012 Bethany rated it did not like it
my hatred of monkeys may very well be traced back to this book.
Margaret
Curious George by H.A. Rey Curious George Gets a Medal by H.A. Rey Curious George Flies a Kite by Margret Rey Curious George Rides a Bike by H.A. Rey Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Margret Rey Curious George Takes a Job by H.A. Rey Curious George Learns the Alphabet by H.A. Rey

George is an American Paddington. An example of getting in trouble and of what not to do for curious boys... Learn by example and avoid his mistakes!
Maggie
Nov 29, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Like so many people who grew up with Curious George, I always remembered these books, and these were always my number one favorites. When I saw that these are combined in one book, it went to the top of my wish list for Christmas, and I was delighted to receive it. Perhaps it's just been so many years since I read it, but I was drawn into the artwork even more deeply than I'd known to appreciate as a child (so apparently simple, but then so very engaging) and still giggled out loud at the storie ...more
David
Feb 01, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Last fall, I went to Toronto for a conference. On the last day there, I stopped in a local book store and picked this up on sale for my daughter. And she loved it immediately, and continues to love it, more than I could even have hoped. In the months since, we have read the whole thing many times over -- a couple hundred pages of stories of George and the man with the yellow hat, complete with dated references to doctors making house calls and (in the original story) George smoking a pipe before ...more
Liane Marie
May 04, 2015 Liane Marie rated it liked it
This anthology features the original seven stories written by Margret and H.A. Rey, in which George learns to ride a bike, fly a kite, fish, and explore his new life in America. Unlike the newer stories, the original seven contain themes and events that require explanation from parents and are more appropriate for older children. For example, these stories tell how George was snatched from Africa and taken to America. This anthology is not available in Hebrew.
Lesley
May 19, 2014 Lesley rated it it was amazing
My daughter loves this book above any other on her shelf. Since we bought it, she has read and reread the stories with me and other family members. At times, she has been able to recite the book by heart, and never tires of it. The art is charming, and George's mischievous antics seem innocent, and with none of the mild malice that I am constantly running into in modern picture books. This will be a favorite on the shelf for years to come.
Oanh

This story tells about George who doesn't know how big donuts his delivery problem is going to become. The paperback pictures book explores the concepts of zero and counting by tens. This book with illustration art is clear and bright that help to teach children math and how to count by tens from zero. The used of words for learning vocabulary also teach for children. This book also a fun book that the readers want to read again.
Noriko
May 22, 2014 Noriko rated it it was amazing
George was so adorable!
Despite a lot of mischief George caused, he just did it out of curiosity, he just couldn't help it.
He didn't mean to cause troubles, he, as a consequence, got himself into a lot of troubles.
And that makes me adore him more and more, puts a smile on my face.
I really love the lovely illustrations, I couldn't help but smile at every move George makes :)
Brittany Perry
Mar 04, 2014 Brittany Perry rated it it was amazing
The stories were a bit longer than I thought they'd be but I loved having a copy of the original tales. Also to find out that George once stayed in the zoo instead of with the man in the yellow hat, was a shock to me. Definitely worth buying and two thumbs way up.

































Donna Davis
Great fun.

Like so many of the well-loved classics, this book has its originals, and then it has some that I find less wonderful, that were done by someone else a long time after the first ones. If you are looking for the least possible text, this isn't your book, but its information is simple enough for pre-schoolers to digest with alacrity. I know of no board books, so wait till your child is past the page-ripping stage (someone correct me if board books have come out, but I think the book is t
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Swankivy
Dec 01, 2013 Swankivy rated it liked it
I wasn't a big animal stories fan, but I liked George always getting into trouble and his relationship with The Man in the Yellow Hat. I always felt really bad for him when he got excited about something and caused problems (like when he folded up newspapers into boats and lost everyone's subscriptions), and kind of identified with him when his enthusiasm made his life harder and nobody understood. But The Man in the Yellow Hat always seemed to accept him and love him unconditionally, so you alw ...more
OldFashionedGirl
Nov 23, 2014 OldFashionedGirl rated it it was amazing
I always loved this curious little monkey and always wondered why he never learned to hold his curiosity in check: a great way to show children the need to be careful of getting into trouble.
Anthony Gemignani
Mar 10, 2016 Anthony Gemignani rated it it was amazing
Always a childhood best friend and love all the stories. Curious George stories are a big influence and motivation for my own stories for the Adventures of Anthony & Benny.
Alison
Apr 28, 2016 Alison rated it liked it
A classic. My 2-year-old and I have enjoyed reading all about George this week before bedtime. My only complaint is the smoking in the books!
Timothy Boyd
Nov 23, 2014 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
I loved these as a kid. Now I have a grandson to enjoy the stories with. I feel like the ranger and he is curious George. Very recommended
Phillip
Jan 24, 2012 Phillip rated it it was amazing
The only thing better than reading one of the Curious George adventures is to read them all.

These stories spark the reader's imagination. Every page is enjoyable to watch George's child-like innocence as he responds to his environment with engagement.

Also, the stories cause the reader to speculate on the life of Curious George. What goes on beyond the pages? These speculations can lead the reader to entirely new Curious George misadventures.

Both the stories and the illustrations are engaging.
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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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