Tuesday 8 August 2017

Curious George's Are You Curious? - H.A. Rey

Curious George's Are You Curious?
H.A. Rey
HMH Books for Young Readers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 9780395899243
ASIN B003UV9002

This books is not as some reviewers state one of the original 7 books attributed to H.A. Rey and his wife. It is available as a standalone board book or part of the 'Curious Gorge Box of Books' which contains the following titles:
Curious George's Opposites
Curious George's 1 to 10 and Back Again
Curious George's ABC's
Curious George's Are You Curious?

My youngest and I recently read this book through a number of times. The first time through I helped her a bit. Buy the third or fourth time through she was reading the whole book to me. I am not sure where my daughter picked up this board book edition. We have 2 copies of the complete Curious George at home, and I have read them to all three children and even my oldest has taken to reading it to the younger children.

This book fills a different niche. It is a simple board book with familiar characters , it helps to explain feelings and will give some children a greater context to be able to express themselves. It is a fun little book, and my daughter loves it.

The Original Stories by HA. Rey:
Curious George (1941)
Curious George Takes a Job (1947)
Curious George Rides a Bike (1952)
Curious George Gets a Medal (1957)
Curious George Flies a Kite (1958)
Curious George Learns the Alphabet (1963)
Curious George Goes to the Hospital (1966)

A Second Series of books was released between 1984-1993 and were based on the TV adventures. The newest incarnation The New Adventures of Curious George have been appearing since 1998.

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