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Librarian for a day
Tibbott, Julie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Curious George helps out in the library and learns that organizing books makes them easier to find."--P. [4] of cover.
General Note:
"Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey"--T.p. verso.

"Based on the TV series teleplay written by Scott Gray."

"Curious about organization"--Cover.
Reading Level:


AD 480 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 152488.
Added Uniform Title:
Curious George (Television program)


Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Readers
Audubon Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Clarence Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Clearfield Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Grand Island Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Hamburg Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Lackawanna Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Orchard Park Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Curious George won the 2010 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program on PBS-TV, and this delightful tie-in tells the madcap story of Curious George at the library. Of course, when the librarian Mrs. Dewey leaves George in charge, he's in quite the quandary. How will he organize the books? By color? By size? Will he able to shelve them all before Mrs. Dewey comes back? Activities exploring alphabetizing and classification add even more fun to the equation.

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Author Notes

Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. He escaped to Paris with his wife after the Nazi's invaded. While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Rafi and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. Their work was interrupted with the outbreak of World War II. As Jews, the Reys decided to flee Paris before the Nazis seized the city. Hans built two bicycles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell. Among the meager possessions they brought with them was the illustrated manuscript of Curious George.

The books were published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Curious George was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write more adventures of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat. They wrote seven stories in all. Their title Happy Halloween made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. At first, Margret's name was left off the cover because there was a glut of women already writing children's fiction. In later editions, this was corrected, and Margret now receives full credit for her role in developing the stories.

H. A. Rey died in 1977 and in 1989 Margaret Rey established the Curious George Foundation to help creative children and prevent cruelty to animals.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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