Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Cute, huh?  I don't know any information about this picture, but anything involving vintage hats and libraries gets my attention!  Having been plagued with a cold that's going around, I'm a little behind in visiting and posting about libraries.  In the meantime, I thought you'd enjoy a fun read aloud: CURIOUS GEORGE VISITS THE LIBRARY. (Expect this to spark some good conversations with your little one about what NOT to do in a library!)
It's not one of the seven original Rey books, but the publishers have done a great job keeping the New Adventures in line with what Margret and H.A. Rey would have done for a seamless continuity of Curious George stories.  
Margret & H.A. Rey, United States, late 1940's
(credit: H.A. & Margret Rey Papers, de Grummond children's Literature Collection,
McCain Library and Archives, the University of Southern Mississippi)
CLICK HERE to read the incredible account of how the Reys, both German Jews, fled Paris on bicycles with their Curious George manuscript in hand, just hours before the Nazis entered the city. There's also a N.Y. Times article (3/25/10) you can read here about the "Curious George Saves the Day" Exhibition that was at the Jewish Museum last year.
CURIOUS GEORGE VISITS THE LIBRARY (illustrated by Martha Weston)
Go to LIST OF ALL BOOKS from curiousgeorge.com
The Complete Adventures of Curious George, Anniversary Edition

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