Item description for Curious George Rides a Bike (Curious George) by H. A. Rey...
Overview George the monkey goes riding on his new bicyle and runs into unexpected adventure.
George helps a little boy with his paper route and gets into all sorts of trouble.
Citations And Professional Reviews Curious George Rides a Bike (Curious George) 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: 10.17" Width: 8.47" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 1973
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Grade School
Series Curious George
ISBN 0395174449 ISBN13 9780395174449 UPC 046442174442
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 Rides a Bike?
Curious George rides a bike Dec 7, 2007
Curious George goes on one too many adventures in this book. Anyone who has read a Curious George book knows this little monkey is not going to listen to the man in the yellow hat. And even after three years with the monkey the man yellow hat still believes he'll stay out of trouble.
When George ventures off on his new bike, he bound for trouble, even when it isn't his intention. But the issue in the book that bothered me was when he was approached by overly friendly strangers, who promised him many things if he performed for them. Which they then took away from him when he was curious, not once did the author approach the dangers of such a situation.
As a teaching tool of stranger danger it doesn't even scratch the surface of what could happen. Or, what others would feel if someone they loved went missing.
Curious George Nov 16, 2007
I love all the curious George books. Who Doesn't?
author of "Hobo Finds A Home"
You can't go wrong with Curious George Jan 4, 2007
Remember Curious George? The cute little chimp who always had fun? The story is great, but think about buying the hard cover instead.
A Teachers Point of View Sep 22, 2005
I love using this book with my students (I remember reading Curious George as a child). There are a number of issues that my students and I talk about. We talk about responsibility (it was the newsboys job to deliver the papers...not George's), bicycle safty (George should be wearing a helmet), and stranger danger (George should not have gotten into the truck with the two men. I always make the paper boat with my students. Curious George books have held up for many, many years...I am sure that they will be around for many, many more.
George on the move Feb 21, 2005
In this outing, the Man in the Yellow Hat gets George a bicycle to celebrate their third-year anniversary of living together. Riding the bike in front of their home leads George into a series of adventures that take him further and further from home. He starts off by helping the newspaper boy to deliver papers, and then becomes involved in floating paper boats down a little stream. After his bicycle is damaged in an accident, a traveling circus meets George and allows him to participate in their show for the night. While at the circus, he accidentally feeds an ostrich a bugle, and then redeems himself by tracking down and retrieving an escaped bear cub.
This book is a better than the series opener, and has the added bonus of including fairly detailed instructions on how to make a paper boat out of an old newspaper. The watercolor-style pictures are engaging, and the plot keeps moving along in unpredictable ways that should keep the interest of most children.
While I'm not a huge fan of this series, this is a decent book that should appeal to most kids.