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[Editors Note: This is a combined review with CURIOUS GEORGE GETS A MEDAL.]--On George the monkeys first camping trip with the Man in the Yellow Hat new experiences such as pitching a tent and roasting marshmallows bring fun. But when a problem arises, how will George redeem himself. In the second book, a letter arrives for George. What adventure awaits once the Man with the Yellow Hat reads it to him. How do a flood, a cow, a museum, a professor, and jumping from a space vehicle connect to Curious George. In these zippy new productions narrator George Capaccio brings a lively animation to each role. Upbeat music and a myriad of sound effects accompany Curious Georges escapades. A.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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.