Cover image for Curious George and the puppies
Title:
Curious George and the puppies
Author:
Rey, Margret.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Curious George goes to the animal shelter where he accidentally lets all the dogs out of their cages and creates quite a ruckus.
General Note:
At head of title: Margret & H.A. Rey's.

Based on the character of Curious George created by Margret and H.A. Rey.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 41853.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 2 Quiz: 02676 Guided reading level: J.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780395912171

9780395912157

9780395923344

9780395919095
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

When George and the man with the yellow hat visit the animal shelter, George is delighted to discover a large litter of puppies. At first, George just wants to pet the puppy, but then he wants to hold one. George's curiosity gets the best of him, and soon puppies are everywhere.


Author Notes

Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein was born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906. She briefly met her future husband, H. A. Rey, when she was a young girl, but then left for Hamburg to study art. They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Rey had gone to escape the political climate in Germany. Margret convinced Hans to leave the family business, and soon they were working together on a variety of projects.

Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, but they soon moved to Paris. It was there that Hans published his first children's book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them. Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was the result, and the debuted the mischievous monkey named Curious George.

After Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was published, the Reys began a book of Curious George's own. Before the new manuscript could be published, the Reys, both German Jews, found themselves being forced to flee the Nazi occupation. From Lisbon, they made their way to Brazil and on to New York City, where they began a whole new life as children's book authors.

Curious George was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. All the Curious George books, including the seven original stories by Margret and Hans, have sold over 25 million copies and are so popular that the original story has never been out of print.

Margret Rey passed away in 1996, but not before establishing the Curious George Foundation in 1989, which gives money to children and animals.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. In this simple story based on the character created by Margret and H. A. Rey, Curious George and the man with the yellow hat find a kitten and take it to the animal shelter, where they learn that a puppy is missing. George visits the puppies, but when he opens their cage to pet one, they all run out. This crisis causes confusion, but it leads to finding the missing puppy. Similar in format to the picture books that appeared in 1989 with stories and art adapted from the Curious George film series, the new series features the familiar little monkey in new adventures. Smaller in size and shorter in length than the original Curious George picture books, these have watercolor-and-charcoal illustrations that are better than those in the previous spin-offs, though a step down from the original classics. Although the books don't show Curious George at his best, and some may find the new stories pedestrian, there's something childlike about them that will please preschoolers. The books are available in paperback and paperboard, as well as a hardback edition with reinforced binding, for which the ISBN is given following the titles below. The other books are Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon (0-395-91918-5), Curious George Feeds the Animals (0-395-91904-5), Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory (0-395-91216-4), Curious George Goes to a Movie (0-395-91901-0), Curious George in the Snow (0-395-91902-9), Curious George Makes Pancakes (0-595-91903-7), and Curious George's Dream (0-395-91905-3). Given the perpetual popularity of the series, libraries may want to offer these picture books as well as the originals. --Carolyn Phelan


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