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This is a great book. It goes in depth about various environmental issues, but not too in depth, it is kid friendly. There are lots of ideas in the back of the book to teach children about caring for the environment.
My first Curious George. Meh. Not very good writing. More like daytime TV than an intelligent book respectful of young minds. Kids are smart - this assumes they are not. I'll stick with Dr Seuss. Very inexpensive magazine quality flimsy paperback - won't last long.
My preschooler loves Curious George, the only animated show that she has consistently loved since she was a toddler, and still watches the episodes [thanks to Tivo]. We get the books from the library and read them over and over, never tiring of the curious and adorable little monkey and his many escapades.
"Curious George Plants a Tree" is the latest in the series and conveys an environmentally friendly message - George and the Man with the Yellow Hat help Dr Lee, the Science Museum Director with preparations for Green Day, devoted to recycling and planting trees. George, in typical fashion, gets carried away and proceeds to collect recyclable 'trash' from his neighbors [which are actually items that have not been used yet]. Thankfully, the Man with the Yellow Hat steps in to rescue the little monkey from his neighbors' wrath!
The illustrations are in full-color and aptly convey the comical situation that George gets himself into. At the end of the story there are 20 handy tips for living green. This is a perfect story for delivering a 'green' message to preschoolers, kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders. Great for classroom use, especially in launching a discussion on the environment.