Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Holiday with Curious George: A Book Review

Everyone's favorite curious little monkey celebrates the Festival of Lights with neighbors and friends in this joyful tabbed board book of poems.

It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play. A festive foil-stamped cover makes this a fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George. For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com.



It’s Christmastime! And irrepressible, excitable Curious George has just the spirit for it. He can’t wait to help his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, pick out their holiday tree. At the tree farm, however, amid all the excitement of finding the perfect specimen, George gets carried away, as usual—atop his favorite tree! Hiding in the tree’s branches, George finds himself delivered to the local children’s hospital, where his tree trimming antics cheer the children and he gets to meet a jolly man in a bright red suit.
 
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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.

My Review:
It is always a fun time when you read a book that features Curious George. He always gets himself into a world of trouble, but there always seems to be great life lessons to learn as well! This time around George learns all about Hanukkah! A great way to teach children about this holiday and I loved that it is not only a board board, perfect for little hands but also large, bright and the tables make a great introduction to chapters in a book.

Merry Christmas Curious George is another fantastic book that we as a family have eagerly added to our favorite Christmas books. It is bright, and takes the reader on all kinds of adventure with George! A perfect way to teach children about the various traditions that families and people will do during Christmas.

Both books that all preschools, homeschool programs, and day cares should have as part of inclusion curriculum and I highly recommend them both.

I give both books a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase both Happy Hanukkah Curious George and Merry Christmas Curious George at your favorite bookseller

***I received a complimentary copy of the above books, courtesy of Thomas Allen and Sons, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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