It’s the formula for success for preschoolers—Curious George and fire trucks! Curious George and the Firefighters is a story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. Firefighters are a famously brave lot, but can they withstand a visit from one curious monkey?
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About the Author
Hans and Margret Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Spotty and Pretzel. But it was their rambunctious little monkey who became an instantly recognizable icon. After the Reys escaped Paris by bicycle in 1940 carrying the manuscript for the original Curious George, the book was published in America in 1941. More than 200 Curious George titles followed, with 75 million books sold worldwide. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS. www.curiousgeorge.com.
Place of Birth:Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898
Place of Death:Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
George, the popular curious, adventuresome monkey, was up to no good. Then, his friend, the man with the big yellow hat, wanted to take him home from Africa to the zoo. But, when George was captured he still was curious and went on adventures in the big city, one bringing the entire fire department out.
The content of the story line was a bit dated for firefighters and real life today, but the story as a whole is classically cute. Was a great party prize for kids at my son's fire department birthday party.
My son loves this book. He'll bring the book to me or my husband and we have to read it two or three times in one sitting.