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Curious George Goes to a Movie
ISBN: 9780544313699
Author: Rey, Margret/ Rey, H. A.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: November 2014
Retail: $4.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
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Annotation: George disrupts the show when his curiosity takes him to the movies.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Apes, Monkeys, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Dewey: E
Lexile Measure: 540
Series: Curious George
Target Grade: Preschool
Grade level: Preschool
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 8.25" L x 0.25" W
Bargain Category: Picture Books, Growing Up, Geography, Early Elementary, Animals
Grade level(s): PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Rey, Margret: - The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father's home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys' home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS. Visit www.curiousgeorge.com.Rey, H. A.: -

Hans and Margret Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Spotty and Pretzel. But it was their rambunctious little monkey who became an instantly recognizable icon. After the Reys escaped Paris by bicycle in 1940 carrying the manuscript for the original Curious George, the book was published in America in 1941. More than 200 Curious George titles followed, with 75 million books sold worldwide. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1999)
Based on the original character by Margaret and H. A. Rey, all these books follow the same formula, in which the man with the yellow hat leaves George just for a minute, and George forgets to ""stay out of trouble."" The illustrations are done in the style of the originals. While there's nothing new here, the books will please fans of the little monkey. Copyright 1999 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 November)

PreS-Gr 3 -The timeless antics of Curious George are given new life in this read-along series, which faithfully follows the text of each story. A male narrator, accompanied by minimal musical interludes and sound effects, reads the story, once with page-turn signals and once without on each CD. Sounds effects occasionally explain pertinent parts of the unspoken story, like a splash in the water when George takes a dive into the ocean. Curious George Feeds the Animals has a female reader, with a male counterpart reading the Man with the Yellow Hat's lines. Margaret and H.A. Rey's original character has been entertaining children for decades, but it's hard to imagine a child today who wouldn't be puzzled by The Man with the Yellow Hat plucking George from his environment and transporting him to another country, George's imprisonment (and jail-break!) for inadvertently dialing the fire department while playing with the phone, or the fact that the Man in the Yellow Hat leaves his charge unattended when he takes him to a movie. Still, a naughty anthropomorphic monkey is entertaining, and adults may want to take the opportunity to explain to pint-sized listeners that their monkey-shines won't warrant the same results. Curious George certainly deserves a spot on the shelf, and these engaging stories will provide a good exercise in imagination and creativity. A solid choice, especially with an all-new animated adventure based on the classic tales debuting as a feature film in February 2006.-Kirsten Martindale, formerly Menomonie Public Library, WI

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1999 April)
PreS-Gr 1-These two books take a familiar, favorite character and create an imitation of his curiosity, but without the Reys' usual spark and attention to detail. In Hot Air Balloon, George is playing with an anchor rope and the balloon takes off with him aboard. It blows quite close to the nose of George Washington at Mt. Rushmore where the monkey unwittingly rescues a worker and becomes a hero. He is rewarded with a helicopter ride around the monument. When Curious George Goes to a Movie, the man with the yellow hat leaves to get popcorn and George goes up to the projection booth where he startles the projectionist, who knocks the reels off the projector. While he untangles the film, George does shadow figures to amuse the audience and again becomes a hero. Both books read like anemic summaries of the original Curious George adventures, but with the lessons eliminated. It is disconcerting that this George never receives so much as a mention of the follies of his curiosity, but is immediately rewarded for a chance good deed, which happens as part of the cover-up for his naughtiness. Both the blandness and the mixed messages make these titles bad advertising for the real Curious George.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 School Library Journal Reviews