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Great Quality books, but the Content is terrible!
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2019
I can't believe only one other reviewer had an issue with the content of these books. George (in these books) is a terrible role model. I gave these to my daughter for her second birthday and that's all she wanted to read for 2 months, she LOVES them. However, every story is exactly the same with George: he does bad things even after being warned not to, gets in trouble or severely hurt, sometimes feels a little bad, but by the end of the story everyone forgives him and it's all been for laughs and George is a hero even though he hasn't learned a single lesson nor done anything significant to make up for his mistakes. The books got taken away when my daughter starting using "I'm a curious monkey" to justify her bad behavior- including swallowing some non-food items just like George does when he swallows a puzzle piece (for which George subsequently needs surgery, a consequence that doesn't sink in very far since George just becomes the hero of the children's ward at the hospital and has a lot of fun there). From George getting high on ether, to repeatedly calling a nurse "pretty" or a fisherman "fat", to how George was tricked and captured in the first place (and how his kidnapping made him a little sad, but still curious enough to be ok with it), I just can't let these be shaping my child's perception of what is acceptable.