Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Curious George Takes a Train” as Want to Read:
Curious George Takes a Train
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Curious George Takes a Train (Curious George New Adventures)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  276 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Curious George heads to the train station to take a trip with the Man with the Yellow Hat, but when he tries to help out the station master, he gets himself into trouble. George finds himself a hiding place--only to discover that his help is really needed when a little boy's toy train is about to fall onto the tracks. NEW on inside and back covers: connect-the-dots, fun fa ...more
ebook, 24 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1st 2002)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Curious George Takes a Train, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Curious George Takes a Train

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 443)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
The man in the yellow hat really needs a name....

On another note: does this monkey ever get in trouble?
Megan Renner
Reye, H.A, Margret. (2002). Curious greoge takes a train. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

It is earl morning when George and the man with the yellow hat arrived at the train station. At the train station they met Mrs. Needleman and were on their way to the country. The train station was very busy, and the people there seemed busy too. There were a group of people looking up towards the train master to see when their train was arriving/ leaving. All of the sudden the master was called away an
Curious George's Train is NOT the same book as Curious George Takes a Train. The reviews for Curious George Takes a Train may appear under the board book Curious George's Train, but, the books are not the same.

George and one of his friends--a boy, not the man in the yellow hat--are going for a train ride. George is excited, of course. Don't expect this curious little monkey to get into trouble during the ride. It doesn't happen. He stays in his seat like a good little monkey. The text is simple
I love how George was trying to help the train master place numbers and letters on the arrivals and departures board. Instead he just mixed everything up. Oops. George gets caught so he runs off and hides. Then a little boy sees a train and runs toward it but it's not his train. The gate closes and he cries while his toy train is rolling away. The boy then runs after it but George catches it before the little boy gets too close. What a close call! The little boy and George end up being on the sa ...more
Michelle King
Curious George books have been around a long time. This is one of my old favorites. This book is about George taking a train. He sees a man adjusting the scheduling board. He offers his help and totally messes up the board and confuses the passengers in the process. But George redeems himself when he saves a little boys toy train from rolling down into the train tracks. He and the kid becomes buddies. They realize they are taking the same train. The captain reserves them seats at the front of th ...more
Brigid Keely
In "Curious George Takes a Train," Curious George wrecks havoc in a train station and then saves a little boy's toy from falling onto the rail road tracks, the little boy close behind. Then he and the boy get to ride in the front of the train, with the engineer. Please note that this books is IN THE STYLE OF Margaret & H. A. Rey, not done by them. If you're looking for a modern update without weird imperialism or drug/alcohol use (brandy, a cigar, ether) and a slightly shorter story, this mi ...more
Everyone's favorite monkey is back in one of his most exciting adventures yet. In this book, Curious George takes a trip to the train station, where he tried to help by reorganizing the train locations and times, but eventually resulted in chaos.

The illustrations in this book are just as amusing and detailed as they have been for years. No matter what age the readers are, they will still delight in seeing what mischief George will get himself into next.

This story greatly contributes to the clas
Rosa Cline
I liked this Curious George book better than some of his others. He gets in to mischief but not majorly into trouble AND he helps save a little boy from danger. So helps teach children what happens when you are in a crowd and you go away from your parents but also teaches to help others too. A nice George book.
Brooklyn Saplings
The kids all loved this book. For those who attended the Grand Central field trip, they had a point of reference for George's antics in the train station. For those who didn't go to Grand Central, they were just excited to see Curious George on the cover. Once the story started, though, it seemed like everyone could get on the same page. It was nice to have this as part of Hello Circle!
If you're going to read Curious George books, they should probably be the not original ones, they are a little bit shorter and therefore better for the intended audience. They lack some of the original flavor but they get the basic premise though. George makes everyone angry by messing around but saves the day later. You gotta love Curious George.
I'm giving this a 1-star because the story takes place in a train station and George does not actually ride the train until the last page. So, if you are expecting a Curious George story plus a train story, get ready to be disappointed.

More children's book reviews at:
I read this one in a treasury that we're borrowing online from the library overdrive. Finally it seems George saves the day, but things could have been much worse. I'm not sure what I think about George overall he is a good percent pure chaos. Maybe he can be curious so my kiddies wont have to be?
I find Curious George to be annoying, and not an endearingly mischievious monkey. My daughter loves him, though, and cannot get enough. We read the books and watch it on PBS and I think she has a t-shirt somewhere. At least it's not Sponge Bob.
Wooden Horse
I think I live to close to Caltrain to really enjoy this book. When the little boy runs towards the train tracks to save his little toy train I became rather frightened for him. I'm glad Curious George came to the rescue!
Curious George and the man with the yellow hat go with Mrs Needleman to the country. Who is Mrs Needleman? Has she been in other CG books? But to the plot, she was meaningless detail.
We love the old-fashioned train and station setting and George gets (again) a chance to be a hero and excuse himself from trouble.
a later story showing a more naughty side to the innocent money who goes to live in the big city
Shala Howell
What The Five-Year-Old thought: "I like that he saves the little boy. His name is Curious George."
Dwayne Keller
Its fun to go back and reread some of the books from childhood.
Kara "kc"
Jan 30, 2009 Kara "kc" is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I love you curious george train and that's all I can say.
George says the day, after cause all kinda of delays
Ol' George in trouble again!
Jan 20, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Curious George's Opposites
  • Grandma, Grandpa, and Me
  • Two Little Trains
  • Clifford's First Christmas
  • Merry Christmas, Mouse!
  • The Christmas Story
  • Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping
  • Super Duck
  • A Crack in the Track (Bright & Early Board Books)
  • Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones
  • Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
  • Froggy Rides a Bike
  • The Caboose Who Got Loose
  • Dumbo
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
  • The Animals' Christmas Eve
  • Toot & Puddle: Charming Opal
  • Mouse's First Spring
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
More about Margret Rey...

Other Books in the Series

Curious George New Adventures (1 - 10 of 47 books)
  • Curious George Goes to the Aquarium
  • Curious George Visits the Zoo
  • Curious George and the Pizza
  • Curious George Plays Baseball
  • Curious George Walks the Pets
  • Curious George at the Airport
  • Curious George and the Dump Truck
  • Curious George Goes Fishing
  • Curious George at the Fire Station
  • Curious George at the Ballet
The Complete Adventures of Curious George Curious George Goes to the Hospital Curious George Visits the Library Curious George Visits the Zoo Curious George Flies a Kite

Share This Book