49th out of 174 books — 122 voters
Curious George Goes to the Hospital (Curious George Original Adventures)
Readers learn all about the hospital as George goes in for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has eaten.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published November 28th 1973 by HMH Books
(first published 1966)
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Jan 07, 2013 David Simmer II rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: All Humanity
Recommended to David by: God
After re-reading "Curious George Goes to the Hospital" I am convinced that it is the peak of literary perfection, unmatched by any other human accomplishment. The entire spectrum of drama is fully represented in a tale so filled with wonder and delight as to make all other books redundant. The fact that the story's wealth of knowledge and inspiration is so remarkably accessible to persons of most any age is surely a testament to the unarguable brilliance of Margret & H.A. Rey. I loathe to at...more
Aug 01, 2010 Shanna Gonzalez rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is the last of the original Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey. In it, George is home alone when a package arrives at the door. Since the man with the yellow hat is away, George opens the package, and everlastingly curious, swallows one of the puzzle pieces that he finds inside. When his stomach begins to hurt, the man with the yellow hat checks him into the hospital children's ward to have it removed. There he meets many children, among them the frightened and sad Betsy. In the p...more
I have always enjoyed reading curious george books since i was a kid. I had never read this one though, and am glad i got the chance. this is an excellent book to prepare young children for hospital visits, or even just a doctors visit. The pictures in the book were very detailed and told the story all in themselves. It is also a good book to teach children that they should always listen, and never put things in their mouths that do not belong.
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It's impossible to understate the importance of this book in my life. I first read it when I was seven. Within a few months *I* would be going to the hospital for an emergency tonsilectomy. During my recovery, George was there with me in the hospital room the entire time. I read the pages until I had every nuance of the illustrations memorized. This book comforted me and, for one of the first times, broadened me beyond my grade-school world. There were others out there who had gone through simil...more
Nov 05, 2007 Jackie "the Librarian" rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: curious girls and boys
Oh, no! Curious George swallows a piece of his puzzle, and doesn't feel so good. Off to the hospital he goes, where he finds puppets to play with, and wheelchairs to race down the halls. Another classic George story!
Margaret and H.A. Rey are the wonderful author and illustrators of the famous Curious George books. Curious George Goes to the Hospital is a fun and energetic story about George who opens the door when someone leaves a package. The man in the yellow hat isnt there and George cannot resist his curiosity--he eats a puzzle piece from the package. He is taken to the hospital where he meets a little girl who is sad. He does all that he can to cheer her up, even if that means wreaking havoc in the hos...more
Curious George Goes to the Hospital is about a trip that Curious George takes the hospital after swallowing a puzzle piece. After the puzzle piece is removed, he goes onto have fun eating ice cream with other children in the hospital. Curious George Goes to the Hospital would be a beneficial book to implement into middle level elementary as a lesson on geography and safety. Since the book is about going to the hospital, have students create a map showing the way from the school to the hospital.
I read this book when I was five years old. I went to the hospital for an operation. The story is almost the only thing I remember from the experience, except for the presence of the nuns (It was St. Mary's Hospital) and the net they had to throw over the "crib" two beds over, to keep the kid from climbing out. Warm feeling when I think of the book.
Jan 29, 2012 Shaley Dunn rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I really liked this book. I thought it faced a lot of differnt things you encounter while you are at the hospital. The only thing I didnt like about it was it is too long for a younger child. I read it to a little girl in kindergarden and she was tried of listening by the middle of the book.
My favorite Curious George book!! I particularly like the one illustration where George eats the puzzle piece. When I was little, this book made me think that going to the hospital would be a really cool thing to do. Sadly - or maybe not so sadly? - I didn't get that experience!
The really great thing about Curious George books is kids really love Curious George. I have never read curious George to a group without a chorus of laughter, children and adults. Margret Rey finds her way into every Child's heart with each smile George brings. Children learn about unconditional love from The man with the yellow hat. They also learn that every problem no matter how large can be solved and forgiven.
Used for my Puzzle-themed storyhour class. Curious George swallows a puzzle piece and goes to the hospital. The story was too long and had to be abridged to read during storyhour. Still the kids love Curious George and liked the story.
36 months - I picked this up at the thrift store for 50 cents. This is one of the longer original stories. We've had so many conversations about putting things in the mouth, ears and nose that doesn't belong there this was a good reminder of why this is a "no no". My daughter really doesn't like to go to the doctor so this book hopefully, maybe, too a bit of the scariness away. We'll find out next week.
This one is my favorite of the Curious George series. My son seems to like this one best. It is so cute and sweet. Plus, George really goes through something. I think my son might like it so much because he has had a trip to the hospital too. I think he relates to george and how George feels while he is in the hospital. I mean obviously, my son did not stay in the hospital overnight without us, but he did go into surgery by himself. So, George gets to have this experience and he deals with it in...more
Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up there near the world-famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing. Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey) was also born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906. The two met briefly when Margret was a young girl, before she left Hamburg to study art. The...moreMore about H.A. Rey...