Curious George Goes to the Hospital

Curious George Goes to the Hospital


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Readers learn all about the hospital as George goes in for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has eaten.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395070628
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/15/1966
Series: Curious George Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 91,685
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

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.

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father’s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys’ home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS. Visit

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

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"While beginning readers are convinced that they are enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Both are absolutely right." Kirkus Reviews

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Curious George Goes to the Hospital 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother gave me a copy of this book when I had to have my tonsils out 2 days before my fifth birthday. I absolutely loved it! It really helped me through a scary time. That was 32 years ago. Now my 3 year old son has a surgery next month and he will be getting the book too.
renbeit27 More than 1 year ago
My daughter quickly became so enthralled with this book that she swallowed a dime so that she could have an x-ray at the hospital! We can still laugh at this 23 years later!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I went to the hospital to get my tonsils out when I was four, my mom gave me this book to read while I was there. I was all alone, but, then again, I wasn't. I was with Curious George, and that made all the difference in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2.5 year old has had multiple surgeries since he was born. The social worker at his school suggested this book before his last surgery. What a difference it made! It was a much more positive experience since we could relate it to what George did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So disappointed. This is favorite childhood story, and it is just not formatted for Nook. I got my money back and will buy the hardcover edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who at bn thinks that scanning a book and then typing the same text next to the scanned pages is a nookbook. A joke don't waste your money
Nishuva More than 1 year ago
This is a refreshing classic that my daughter absolutely loves. George is a healthy character that teaches good values to the kids, with just good sense. We read this to get ready for my 18 mos. daughter surgery. Started about 3 weeks before the hospital visit, and was amazed how she understood the message. The bood and the hospital visit had many similarities. The surgery was successful, and we still read Curious George, and he remains her favorite character.
amandawebster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Curious George swallows a piece of his jigsaw puzzle and has to go to the hospital. After his operation, George cheers up the children in the ward with his antics. This is a touching story that could make hospital-bound children feel more secure and at ease.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From when i was little!
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Stephanie Griggs More than 1 year ago
This book is not formatted well for Nook Color like 'Curious George Goes To An Ice Cream Shop' or 'Curious George Goes To A Chocolate Factory' which work very well. This book works only in portrait mode and is not easy to navigate for kids. Buy this book in paperback instead.
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