“This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.” With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George in 1941, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. Now, in recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of his debut, Houghton Mifflin proudly presents a special edition of George’s best-loved adventures.
With an introduction by critic Leonard Marcus, a retrospective note by publisher Anita Silvey, and a cataloged history of the Reys by curator Dee Jones, this collection offers a fun and fascinating portrait of a classic character and his unique creators.
I LOVE CURIOUS GEORGE!! 🥰
I remember the Curious George books from when I was in grade school but I don’t remember loving them as much as I do today!
Reading the original bona fide books as they were originally written, illustrated, and published has been such a treat. George’s expressions are priceless: he is usually happy and smiling but sometimes he is sad and frowning, sometimes perplexed, and sometimes even crying when he gets into so much trouble that he gets stuck and has to wait for one of his friends to come get him out, usually his bestie, the Man With The Panama Hat.
All in all, George is a very sweet and friendly little fellow. I wish I could have a little Curious George for myself!! 😘