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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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Emily
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

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Jocelyn
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
One of the greatest children's books ever written. A fantastic read for young, curious boys especially.
Abi
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
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.
Elyssa
May 09, 2008 Elyssa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lesley
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.
Noriko
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
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
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
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
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.
Timothy Boyd
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
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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Heather Boyd
Our nightly read for months now, I do find this collection of stories very old-fashioned in their bias (nurses are "pretty", scientists are men, and there's nothing wrong with kidnapping wildlife from Africa). However, the stories are witty, Andrew LOVES them, and I am pretty sure that if Andrew had to have surgery he would be far less anxious because of "Curious George Goes to the Hospital". The pre- and post- essays reveal a lot about Margret and H.A. Rey -fascinating couple who really enjoyed ...more
Haley Wood
i thought this book wold be good if you would actually let me read it!!
Keri
I love the illustrations, and the way George gets himself into one predicament after another. The stories were even able to captivate my very active sons' interest long enough to finish each story in one sitting.
Stacy
One of my all time favorite book characters when I was growing up.
Jane De vries
Who could not love Curious George - adult and child alike?
Cherokee_shawnee
Curious George was one of my son's favorites&I liked it too
Tracy
My son and I really enjoyed reading these wonderful stories together. The illustrations are also fantastic. Until reading the author information in this collection, I had no idea how close the world had come to missing out on Curious George. Margaret and H. A. Rey were German Jews who fled Paris just hours before the German army entered the French capital on June 14, 1940. They escaped on bicycles with picture books strapped to the racks, including the watercolors and a draft of the then unpubli ...more
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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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