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Curious George Goes to a Costume Party First Edition
Contributor(s): Rey, Margret, Rey, H. A.

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ISBN: 0618065695     ISBN-13: 9780618065691
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2001

Annotation: Curious George and the man in the yellow hat arrive at a Halloween party without costumes, and George later causes a sensation at the party. Illustrated in the style of George's creator, H.A. Rey. Full-color illustrations.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Monkeys; Fiction.
Halloween; Fiction.
Parties; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Apes, Monkeys, Etc.
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 00021804
Lexile Measure: 260
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Curious George
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 8.00" W x 0.25" (0.15 lbs) 24 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 52860
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q25891
Reading Level: 2.4   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
George and the man with the yellow hat arrive at a Halloween party--but they aren't wearing costumes. No matter--there are plenty in an old trunk upstairs, and soon George is trying on all kinds of outfits. But when he wants to look in the mirror, George finds he has to jump on the bed. Downstairs, the partygoers begin to hear noises. Then the lights go out and they hear a crash Uh-oh. Did someone say the word ghost?

Contributor Bio(s): IV>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.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Spring)
These books faithfully, although tiredly, follow the pattern of the original adventures of Curious George. In [cf2]Costume,[cf1] George goes to a neighbor's Halloween party, and in [cf2]Big City[cf1] he visits New York City; in both stories he gets into a bit of trouble because he is curious but extricates himself easily. The art is a pale copy of Rey's lively sketches, and the only appeal here is familiarity. [Review covers [cf2]Curious George Goes to a Costume Party,[cf1] and [cf2]Curious George in the Big City[cf1].] Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1987 February)
ea. vol: adapt. illus. CIP. Houghton. 1986. PLB $8.95; pap. $2.95. PreSGr 2 No doubt that those children who love the original ``Curious George'' titles (Houghton) will choose to read these booksbut they will surely be disappointed. The text, adapted from a film series, is trite. The plots are slight and lack the richness of language found in the orignal titles. The illustrations seem to be blurry prints of some of the film frames. Even the layout of the text with the illustrations is stagnant. In each of the four books, George is confronted with a problem of singular dimension that he resolves as a result of his curiosity. Children who are just beginning to read about this inquisitive primate will be best served by the many ``original'' titles still in print; the language in them is more stimulating, the plots more satisfying, and the illustrations and layout more interesting. Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Iowa Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information.
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