Curious George heads to the train station to take a trip with the Man with the Yellow Hat, but when he tries to help out the station master, he gets himself into trouble. George finds himself a hiding place—only to discover that his help is really needed when a little boy’s toy train is about to fall onto the tracks. NEW on inside and back covers: connect-the-dots, fun facts, and telling time activities. Includes a sheet of fun travel-themed stickers!
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 www.curiousgeorge.com.
Martha Weston was the author and illustrator of two charming picture books about Tuck, as well as the illustrator of Clarion's successful Owen Foote books by Stephanie Greene. Martha Weston died in 2003.
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
Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the train depot to take a trip to the country. While the man heads off to buy tickets, George notices a man working on a big sign, rearranging numbers and letters. Of course, George is curious. Of course, George gets in trouble. He tries to help by moving more numbers and letters around. Unfortunately, the sign is announcing departures and arrivals. Now everyone is mad at George! After he saves a little boy from falling in a train's path, he's a hero and everyone forgives him for changing the sign. Also, George has a new friend.The books in the Curious George series tend to fall in a pattern: George is curious, George accidentally causes problems, George redeems himself. The writing isn't spectacular, but I can see why kids like them so much. George is like a child - he is curious about the world around him, and his inexperience and youth lead him into accidental mistakes. He always means well, though, and his acts of bravery prove that. Plus, the pictures are endearing. On a personal note, my little girl is mad about this monkey, so I foresee many more Curious George titles in my future.