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Number of Pages: 18
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 8.00 (inches)
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Series: Curious George
Curious George and the man with the yellow hat are planning on taking a ride in a hot air balloon, but as George climbs in, he releases the rope tethering the balloon to the ground. George and his friend Bill float away, with the man with the yellow hat racing after them. Will they continue going higher? Or will George and his curious ways help them get back to the ground?
Includes a pinwheel (wind direction) activity and a hot air balloon image to label and color.
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.