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Curious George. A home for honeybees
Tibbott, Julie, adapter.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
George and his friend Steve eat all of the honeycomb Betsy was going to use for her report on bees, so they build a beehive to make more.
General Note:
"Level 2"--Cover.

Guided reading level: J.

Reading recovery level: 17.

"Curious George and related characters are created by Margret and H.A. Rey"--Title page verso.
Reading Level:
Ages 5-7; Grades 1-2.

470 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 165914.
Added Uniform Title:
Curious George (Television program)


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Grand Island Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Hamburg Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
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Orchard Park Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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In this springtime adventure based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show, George and Steve find themselves in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's delicious honeycomb for her Earth Day presentation about bees. Now they need to find a way to replace the honeycomb before Betsy gets back from dance class. They head to an Earth Day fair in the park, where they learn all about bees, beehives, and how bees make honey. All they need to do is make their ownbeehive and they'll have plenty of homemade honeycomb! But will they be able to attract enough bees in time for Betsy's presentation? Includes two activities that reinforce the concepts in the story.

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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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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Curious George discovers that bees are excellent builders when his friend Betsy shares her honeycomb with him and Steve. But when George and Steve eat it all up, they go in search of more and meet a beekeeper who shows them how to build a hive. George helps to create more honeycomb in his signature mischievous style. Betsy is thrilled with the results. This is a standard easy reader with clear text and illustrations depicting the characters antics. Additionally there are two simple but fun activities at the end of the story. A solid addition to an easy-reader section.-Melisa Bailey, Harford County Library System, MD (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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