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Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon Paperback – Picture Book, October 26, 1998
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Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
H. A. Rey (1898–1977) was born in Hamburg, Germany, near the world-famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing. He and his wife, Margret (1906–1996), who studied art at the acclaimed Bauhaus school, had many pets—including two marmoset monkeys that joined them on one of their steamship journeys across the Atlantic. Hans and Margret’s world-famous curious monkey first appeared in a manuscript strapped to their bicycles as they fled wartime Paris for the safety of the United States. Committed philanthropists in their own lives, a portion of proceeds from each Curious George book sold flows to the Curious George Foundation, which funds programs for children that encourage inquisitiveness in learning and exploring. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS.www.curiousgeorge.com.
- Publisher : HMH Books; Illustrated edition (October 26, 1998)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 24 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0395919096
- ISBN-13 : 978-0395919095
- Reading age : 4 - 7 years
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 2.72 ounces
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.13 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The plot is repetitive but that is because George is always getting into trouble so you have the same pattern--he gets curious, he does something naughty, something bad happens, then something good comes out of the bad event, and then everyone is happy and George is usually a hero. This does not bother me in the least. My kids find his adventures interesting and never get bored with that "plot." To them, it is funny and what makes Curious George funny. Sure, if this was an adult book then the repetition might be problematic but thankfully it is not an adult book!
The illustrations are nice and detailed and provide a lot of material for my kids to look at while I read the story to them. The quality of the pages is good and it's nice that there is sometimes stickers or a little activity in the back, though truthfully my kids have never cared for them much.
I like that there are many of these books because my kids become familiar with George and the concept of series, and can distinguish one book in the series from another and even have favorites.
I really don't think you can go wrong with these books. I don't know many other kids that don't like these. They are a good investment!
By Amazon Customer on June 11, 2021
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Good packaging and delivery