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Friday, June 17, 2016
Children's Book Review: Curious George Takes a Job
Curious George Takes a Job, by Margret Rey, illustrated by H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, 1946. This is the first post war Curious George Book. In fact he doesn't take one job but two jobs. First he works as a window washer. He is warned not to pay attention to anything going on inside the windows, but George is just too Curious. They chase him for painting the inside room, but the two-page picture of the results of George's painting is marvelous. I remember spending much time looking at the detail and the creativity in this picture. Instead of chasing him, they should have stopped to admire his work, that is what I always felt. Anyway, getting away George breaks his leg, and ends up in the hospital. However, here the Man in the Yellow Hat discovers his presence and comes to save him, for a movie job.