Curious George Plants a Tree

Curious George Plants a Tree

by H. A. Rey

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Overview

When George finds out that the science museum is planning a “Green Day” dedicated to recycling and planting trees, he is curious and wants to help out! But then George begins to recycle things around town that aren’t quite ready for the recycling bin, and he gets into a jam. Thankfully, George isn’t the only one who wants to help—the whole community can’t wait to lend a hand!

Features include the following:
• A plantable bookmark with wildflower seeds
• Twenty kid-friendly tips for a greener world
• Printed on chlorine-free and acid-free paper from responsibly managed sources, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council
• Printed with environmentally friendly soy inks
Did you know...? The new Rey Center at the Margret & H.A. Rey Center in Waterville, New Hampshire will a model for energy conservation, using solar panels and wind generators for its electricity. It will reuse and slow-release stormwater, and treat its “gray water” (from sinks/showers) in a constructed wetland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547297767
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Series: Curious George Series
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 162,182
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for 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. 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.

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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"With the tone of both art and story reminiscent of the original Curious George series, this picture book offers young children an appealing introduction to reusing and recycling."—Booklist

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Curious George Plants a Tree 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
sethwatts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is great to teach a lesson on trees. It offers a story that explains why trees are important for our environment. It has a diagram to show the importance of trees, explaining that trees put off oxygen in which humans breathe. The story also shows the importance of recycling and reusing paper, to save the trees which in turn save the environment.
abcarteaux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another cute Curious George book. George learns all about the importance of recycling, and the importatnce of trees. George goes around town gathering things he thinks that would be useful in the community recycling project. here the people of the town follow George to the park to get their belongings back. In the end everyone ends up staying around and helps the plant some trees!
steejl02 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Rey¿s once again create another great Curious George story with Curious George Plants a Tree. This story helps children to learn the big events going on in our world. I don¿t feel that some children understand the concept of ¿going green¿ and the Rey¿s create a great way to tell the children just what ¿going green¿ means.Curious George has been a loved character for years. Children can relate to him in many ways! George is a just another kid but he¿s stuck in monkey form. George has been on many adventures and children love reading of his crazy life and how much mischief he can get in to.In Curious George Plants a Tree, children learn how to plant their very own tree. They watch George learn how our environment is affected by everyday waste life. George then learns about how he can help the environment. As he decides to help he collects everyone¿s recycling that is really their own personal property. The children go through the journey of George¿s process in going green and see that one person can make a huge difference.The end of the book has a list of things that children could do to make their lives more green. I feel that this would help the children in thinking how just one little thing like writing on both sides of the paper could effect the environment.The Rey¿s have been writing Curious George stories for years. They have been forever loved and used in many households and classrooms. Children find George as just another version of themselves. The Rey¿s create a character that most anyone can relate to and sympathize with. George has been on many adventures since his beginning in 1982. The Rey¿s continue to show us that George has forever remained a kid and continues on his adventures.Any Curious George story is a blessing to have in the classroom. George goes on so many adventures that can be used throughout the classroom. This story of planting a tree helps to show kids the idea of going green. I feel it¿s a great story to read to the children and to recommend sending them home and coming up with their own ideas of how they can go green in their everyday life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A GREAT book for parents/teachers to share with their school age children. Great gift, along with the donation of a Tree for a school yard and book for classroom! My daughter, a first grade teacher loved the book and will share it with her class on Earth Day, followed by a tree planting! Curious George lives in the hearts of all generations. Thank you to Margaret and H.A Rey!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost every young child loves Curious George books. The preschool, kindergarten, first, and second graders in my music classes are no different. I was excited to find this book during my last trip to Barnes and Noble. I incorporate children's literature in my classes as often as I can. This year's Earth Day provided a perfect day to use my new Curious George book. The kindergarteners even cheered when they saw it on my book podium. We learned several different Earth Day songs then settled in with our book. It lead to good discussions especially with my first and second graders. We listed all of the ways we can help to preserve our earth and "go green". With the kindergarten class, we planted the seed packet, and it is sprouting and growing. This tied in perfectly with the unit the kindergarten teacher was just doing in her science lessons. They love coming in to check on our Curious George plants! All in all, I would highly recommend this book. My students and I enjoyed it, and I have added it to my collection.
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