When people say Curious George, there’s no question who they’re talking about. Just about every adult and child knows that rambunctious monkey who hangs out with the Man in the Yellow Hat. There are a great many children’s books that have withstood the tides of time and Curious George is, without a doubt, one of them. Created by H.A. Rey and accompanied with fun, simple illustrations, children get to follow along as George slips away from his owner and gets himself into all sorts of silly situations. A monkey straight from the jungle doesn’t know any better, which is why the fire department doesn’t get too miffed when George accidentally contacts them while playing with a phone.
Curious George is sure to delight any child – after all, who wouldn’t love a mischief causing monkey? His innocent mistakes are forgiven, something that young children can easily relate to. Parents can use George as a learning tool, showing children what not to do in certain situations, and also as a reading book. Parents can either read with their child or allow the child to read the book on their own. With short, easy sentences and pictures sure to make everyone smile, it’s a classic that can be enjoyed again and again. Full of giggles and love, children can watch as George carries his own luggage off the boat and walks across power lines. The story always ends with George reunited with his good friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, complete with a big hug.