The Complete Adventures of Curious George Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00C4GU69S
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; 70th edition (October 18, 2010)
- Publication date : October 18, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 56772 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 432 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,651 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By JV on April 25, 2017
i honestly think these are awesome, and my daughter loves them too. it's nice to see something that hasn't been sterilized for easy consumption.
edit: this review is ONLY for "The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition". amazon is pulling it into the board book collection for some reason, and those ARE sterilized for the modern age.
The true hero of this purchase, though, is the fact that it comes with two CDs that have ALL the stories on them! When I first noticed this I was surprised and not that excited-- CDs are great, but I wasn't sure how often I'd use them. Over the summer, however, they've been a lifesaver! My 3-year-old has learned to follow the story along in the book while listening to the recording, and will ask for it over and over and over again. Far better than just having him watch TV, in my opinion.
Absolutely wonderful purchase, so happy with it!
I found the quality of this volume to be consistent with other mass-produced hard-bound books which are not deluxe, collector's, or limited edition copies. This allows the book to be priced reasonably and within the budgets of more individuals. I applaud the publishers for realizing that more expensive editions might have limited the number of families able to acquire The Complete Adventures of Curious George, Anniversary Edition.
I would not recommend giving this book to a child who will not be having a parent read to them. The volume is large and heavy enough to be unwieldy for small children. It is, however, a wonderful book to give to a family who values reading aloud to their children, to grandparents who want to limit shelf space for their grandchildren's books, or to yourself as a treat. It is a classic and a five-star work!
I was able to purchase this from an Amazon seller, so if it is unavailable when you want one, be sure to look at those offerings. My book arrived in perfect condition and was a real bargain.
I was impressed at the quality of this edition. It is hardbound with two bonus CDs. CD 1 contains: Curious George, Curious George Takes a Job, Curious George Rides a Bike, and, Curious George Gets a Medal. All four have different narrators. CD 2 features: Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, and Curious George Goes to the Hospital. This CD too has three different narrators performing the stories.
The paper quality is very good with glossy looking color illustrations from the original books. There is an introduction by Leonard S. Marcus, a publisher's perspective, and a retrospective essay for adult readers/ fans to appreciate. The stories contained in this edition are all of the original stories:
Curious George Takes a Job
Curious George Rides a Bike
Curious George Gets a Medal
Curious George Flies a Kite
Curious George Learns the Alphabet
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
The bonus for me was the photographic album of Margret and H.A. Rey at the end of the book which provides a brief yet compelling visual history of the authors-illustrators. A great edition for collectors and fans of the precocious monkey!
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Subsequent usage has proven her wrong. Whilst our toddler has the attention span of a gnat, yes, we are only able to get through a few pages of narrative at a time, but this is her absolute favourite book to look at, and the first thing she picks up if you ask her if she wants to read. And once you've gone through all the stories, it's possible to take her through an abridged version using the illustrations if your vocal cords are tired. And she will sit quietly on the sofa, just thumbing through the book and looking at the pictures for 15 - 20 minutes at a time (which is a testament to the effectiveness of the illustrations and not my daughter's budding genius!). And we return to this book several times a day. We've had it for a couple of months and she still doesn't tire of it.
The only one of the books that she doesn't sit still for at all is the alphabet book, but I'm sure that will come in time. Speaking of which, it seems that the words used to illustrate the alphabet book were chosen because of their phonetic value; I suspect this may be because the thoughtful Reys were not native English speakers (but spoke and wrote in several languages) and understood one of the best ways to learn language. Top marks there.