In this Green Light Reader based on Curious George, the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show, George is swinging around like only a monkey can. George is taking his first gymnastics class, and boy is he excited! He learns all about the sport and how to practice safely. By the end of class, George, Allie, and Bill want to go to gymnastics every day-but they only have access to the gym once a week. Where will they find a gym they can use all the time? Why not in their own backyard? Includes a recipe for no-bake energy balls and instructions for a game that will put gymnastics skills to the test! For more monkey fun, check out www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more! AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: 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 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 numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.
I've waited all these years, expecting some one or another would give a full and true account of it all; but little thinking it would ever come to be my task. For it's not in my way; but seeing how much has been said about other parts and other people's sufferings; while ours never so much as came in for a line of newspaper, I can't think it's fair; and as fairness is what I always did like, I set to, very much against my will; while, on account of my empty sleeve, the paper keeps slipping and sliding about, so that I can only hold it quiet by putting the lead inkstand on one corner, and my tobacco-jar on the other. You see, I'm not much at home at this sort of thing; and though, if you put a pipe and a glass of something before me, I could tell you all about it, taking my time, like, it seems that won't do. I said, "Why don't you write it down as I tell it, so as other people could read all about it?" But "No," he says; "I could do it in my fashion, but I want it to be in your simple unadorned style; so set to and do it."