Cover image for Curious George joins the team / written by Cynthia Platt ; illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Mary O'Keefe Young.
Title:
Curious George joins the team / written by Cynthia Platt ; illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Mary O'Keefe Young.
ISBN:
9781328910479
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm
General Note:
TV tie-in.

Curious George
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Summary

Summary

In this Curious George story, George learns that a wheelchair doesn't stop his friend Tina from anything -- even joining a basketball team! Now in paperback.

Curious George has a playdate at a park designed for children of all abilities, perfect for his new friend, Tina, who uses a wheelchair. While they are playing together, Tina spots some kids playing her favorite game: basketball. George jumps right into the action, but Tina is too shy to ask to join. George suspects Tina is just as good--even better--than the other kids. Can he come up with a way to show the players she's got game and help her overcome her shyness? This story celebrates how kids of all abilities can play together!


Author Notes

Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. He escaped to Paris with his wife after the Nazi's invaded. While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Rafi and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. Their work was interrupted with the outbreak of World War II. As Jews, the Reys decided to flee Paris before the Nazis seized the city. Hans built two bicycles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell. Among the meager possessions they brought with them was the illustrated manuscript of Curious George.

The books were published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Curious George was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write more adventures of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat. They wrote seven stories in all. Their title Happy Halloween made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. At first, Margret's name was left off the cover because there was a glut of women already writing children's fiction. In later editions, this was corrected, and Margret now receives full credit for her role in developing the stories.

H. A. Rey died in 1977 and in 1989 Margaret Rey established the Curious George Foundation to help creative children and prevent cruelty to animals.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

The man with the yellow hat takes monkey George to a playground that's designed for kids with disabilities, like George's friend Tina, who surprises everyone by being a basketball ace. The watercolor and pencil illustrations in this new adventure of the legendary monkey is a reasonable facsimile of H. A. Rey's illustration style, but the unimaginatively written, message-heavy story reads like an outline. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.