Item description for Curious George Learns the Alphabet (Curious George - Level 1) by H. A. Rey...
Overview The man with the yellow hat illustrates the alphabet for his curious monkey friend
Readers learn the alphabet along with George as the man in the yellow hat teaches the curious monkey how to read.
Citations And Professional Reviews Curious George Learns the Alphabet (Curious George - Level 1) by H. A. Rey has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 727
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Studio: HMH Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 1973
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Grade School
Series Curious George
ISBN 0395137187 ISBN13 9780395137185 UPC 046442137188
Availability 0 units.
More About H. A. Rey
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Curious George Learns the Alphabet (Curious George - Level 1)?
My All-Time Favorite Character!!!!! Dec 28, 2004
Curious George is a must for children of all ages. This precious book is a fun way for a child to become familiar with the alphabet!!
Learn letters with Curious George Sep 15, 2004
In H. A. Rey's Curious George Learns the Alphabet, the man in the yellow hat teaches George how to read. George learns each of the letters of the alphabet as the man in the yellow hat relates both the upper- and lower-case letters to an object it resembles, starting with the letter. So, "A" is the open mouth of an alligator, while "a" is a piece of an apple; "M" is a mailman and "m" is a mouse; "R" is a rabbit and "r" is a rooster. Each letter receives a two-page spread. The illustrations are typical Rey drawings with a great deal of personality; within the object representing the letter, the form of the letter is easily recognizable, superimposed on the object with thick black lines. Some of the letter-objects are a little peculiar, but children who are just learning that letters represent sounds and objects will delight in the wacky illustrations of a spotted "J"-bodied jaguar, a man with an "n" for a nose, and the "q"-headed quarterback. The narrative lessons on letters are interrupted a few times with interludes for George to play football and buy doughnuts. Beneath the illustrations, each time the featured letter appears in the text (whether at the beginning, middle, or end of the word), it is highlighted with color. In the story, George and the man in the yellow hat helpfully model the instructional process. Although focused on letters and their shapes, because this book also tells a story, Curious George Learns the Alphabet offers a good way to first introduce the concept of letters, sounds, and words to children who are not yet focused directly on the alphabet. More advanced readers will also be able to focus on letter sounds and letters in the context of words and sentences.
H.A. Rey uses good learning skills Oct 8, 1998
H.A. Rey uses good learning skills to teach children the alphabet. He uses visual education by making the letters into animals and people that the letter resembles. And he also uses good repetition after introducing the letter by using phrases that have the perticular letter in it and he highlights the letter used to make it stand out for the child. This book makes learning the alphabet fun and easy. It is original and playful, but what book with curious george isn't?