Curious George Flies a Kite

Curious George Flies a Kite George s adventures with bunnies fishing poles and a powerful kite are told in a simplified text suitable for first graders to read themselves

  • Title: Curious George Flies a Kite
  • Author: Margret Rey H.A. Rey
  • ISBN: 9780395259375
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • George s adventures with bunnies, fishing poles, and a powerful kite are told in a simplified text suitable for first graders to read themselves.

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    1. Margret Rey H.A. Rey

      Margret Elizabeth Rey May 16, 1906 December 21, 1996 , born Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein, was with her husband H A Rey , the co author and illustrator of children s books, best known for their Curious GeorgeAlthough she was born in Germany, she fled to Brazil early in her life to escape Nazism While there, she met her future husband Hans who was a salesman and also from Germany They married in 1935 and moved to Paris, France that same year.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 Reys odyssey brought them to the Spanish border, where they bought train tickets to Lisbon From there they returned to Brazil, where they had met five years earlier, but this time they continued to New York, New York The books were published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941, though certain changes had to be introduced because of the technology of the time Hans and Margret originally planned to use watercolors to illustrate the books, but since they were responsible for the color separation, he changed these to the cartoon like images that continue to feature in each of the books A collector s edition with the original watercolors was recently released Curious George was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write adventures of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat They wrote seven stories in all, with Hans mainly doing the illustrations and Margret working mostly on the stories, though they both admitted to sharing the work and cooperating fully in every stage of development At first, however, Margret s name was left off the cover, ostensibly 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.Margret and her husband moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1963, in a house close to Harvard Square Following her husband s death in 1977, Margret continued writing, and in 1979, became a Professor of Creative Writing at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts Starting in 1980, she also began to collaborate with Alan Shalleck on a series of short films featuring Curious George and than two dozen additional books.In 1989 Margret Rey established the Curious George Foundation to help creative children and prevent cruelty to animals In 1996, she made major donations to the Boston Public Library and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center She was also a long time supporter of the Longy School of Music The Reys spent twenty summers in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, to enable H.A Rey to better observe the stars for his astronomy writing They became an integral part of the Waterville community and their legacy is honored by The Margret and H.A Rey Center and the Curious George Cottage located there.Dr Lena Y de Grummond, a professor in the field of library science specializing in children s literature at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss contacted the Reys in 1966 about the university s new children s literature collection H.A and Margret made a donation of a pair of sketches at the time In 1996, after Margret s death, it was revealed in her will that the entire literary estate of the Reys were to be donated to the de Grummond Children s Literature Collection at Southern Miss.

    554 thoughts on “Curious George Flies a Kite”

    1. My middle son is currently seven and he struggles with reading. He's great at math and science, he remembers things that blow my mind and he's got this amazing hand/eye coordination that causes me much envyhe's just not the best reader.We've been playing a lot of phonics games lately, trying to build his confidence and get him more comfortable with reading instead of feeling frustrated because it's not clicking and yesterday he asked me if we could get some books just for him from the library. T [...]


    2. Flying a kite is no picnic! The church I attended held an annual Kite Day, which, invariably was the least windy day of the year. Never could seem to get the kite off the ground for long. George tackles this problem in this addition to H.A. Rey's series.


    3. After his adventure in space, George gets a more low-key affair in Curious George Flies a Kite, the fifth installment in the story of George's life. In this book, Margaret Rey has taken over writing duties, while husband and previous author H.A. provides illustrations only. This books really contains three separate mini-adventures, but each of which is more or less satisfactorily concluded, which is a welcome improvement after the rambling, unfocused mess that was Curious George Gets a Medal. On [...]


    4. **This review is written in Indonesian.**Tak salah bila saya menjuluki Margret Rey penulis buku anak-anak yang cerdik. Kisah seseru petualangan Curious George ini dituangkannya dengan begitu mengalir, tak putus sampai di akhir.Ketika membaca judulnya tak usah cepat-cepat berharap menemukan adegan George yang selalu ingin tahu dan pria bertopi kuning tengah membuat layang-layang--kalau memang itu bayangan Anda ketika membaca judul buku ini. Dari total 80 halaman, kata layang-layang baru muncul pa [...]


    5. Okay, maybe it's a stretch to review a kid's book, but every time I read this book I felt it was the most artfully crafted of the Curious George books. I like how there are a couple episodes in the book, and the Reys segue seamlessly from one episode to the next. On one of the first pages George is looking out the window, and H.A. Rey gives you a bird's-eye view of the rest of the story--the garden, the dock in the distance and the sky beyond.First episode. George climbs over the garden wall to [...]


    6. AppleBlossom has been in love with monkeys since her first birthday, so when she discovered Curious George there was expected delight. It started with the movie Curious George 2 on Netflix Instant View, then it went on to some Green Light Readers Level 1 based on the PBS show. Now through this book I get to guide her away from just the animated illustrations and back to the original H.A. Rey illustrations and Margret Rey story. I love the original art and story! This specific version I have is b [...]


    7. I don’t think my family ever owned a Curious George book, but I read plenty in the TJ Maxx children’s section while my Mom shopped. I don’t remember the exact titles of the ones I read, but as soon as I got to the bunny part in this story, I knew I’d read it before.Curious George lives in the house of the man with the yellow hat. He is a very curious monkey who, once his interest is engaged, cannot rest until it is fully satisfied. In this story, the man in the yellow hat gives George a [...]


    8. AppleBlossom has been in love with monkeys since her first birthday, so when she discovered Curious George there was expected delight. It started with the movie Curious George 2 on Netflix Instant View, then it went on to some Green Light Readers Level 1 based on the PBS show. Now through this book I get to guide her away from just the animated illustrations and back to the original H.A. Rey illustrations and Margret Rey story.I love the original art and story! This specific version I have is bi [...]


    9. I just love curious george stories. This is really long though and would not be good for a read aloud. Curious George gets curious about the small house next door after he gets tired of playing with his ball. He ventures to the small house to find that it is a house for a mother bunny and her babies. George plays with the bunny like hide and seek until he loses the bunny and has to get the mother bunny to help him find the bunny. He then brings them back to their house after they find the little [...]


    10. This was and still is my personal favorite of the Curious George books. In this book, George jumps around from adventure to adventure, encountering baby bunnies, going fishing, and then flying on a kite (hence the title). The illustrations are very vibrant, rendered in a vivid watercolor. The story is definitely fun for children.However, I've noticed some definite values dissonance here like in Arthur's Birthday from today's parents. Some object over Curious George trespassing, endangering the r [...]


    11. “Curious George Flies a Kite” by Margret Rey follows the adventure of a curious monkey named George whose curiosity gets him I a difficult situation involving a kite. At first the theme revolves around George playing with string. In a way kids can learn about the many different ways string is used while having following a monkey his adventures get him into trouble but is able to get out it before the story comes to a close. This story involves more than George flying a kite it also includes [...]


    12. George does more than just fly a kite in this picture book. First, he does some tricks with a ball. Then, he gets distracted by the bunnies in the garden and takes one out to play only to lose it a few minutes later. He uses the Mother Bunny to find the lost bunny and by then he's spying his next adventure.Next, George fashions his own fishing pole out of a mop and baits the fish using pieces of cake. When that doesn't work, he falls into the water due to leaning too far off the dock to literall [...]


    13. As always this Curious George book is about all the adventures and sometimes trouble that George the monkey gets into because of his curiosity. When the man with the yellow hat leaves the house George goes out to play; he meets a baby bunny, he tries to fish in the lake, and then he flies a kite and ends up stuck flying through the air! Luckily the man with the yellow hat saves him in a helicopter, and he gets to take the baby bunny home with him to live. I think that it is a fun story for child [...]


    14. This, to me, is the high watermark for the Curious George series. Rey hits the apex of her career as we are brought through a procedural drama involving herding rabbits, fishing, and kite-flying. Although somewhat agonizing to read as an adult for its pace, it is well-suited to toddler-age kids who are interested in all the steps that it may take to do things. In this volume there is little controversy. George isn't out smoking pipes and jumping bail as shown in his origin story. In this book he [...]


    15. makes me feel very curious. The themes are Curious George flying a kite; but also Curious George fishing; and Curious George playing with a baby bunny. The main theme is the Man with the Yellow Hat went out and told Curious George not to be too curious but he still couldn't help himself. Thankfully, on the last predicament when Curious George went up with the kite, the Man with the Yellow Hat came back in time to save him in a helicopter. I would definitely use this book for children to encourag [...]


    16. This is another of the Reys' wonderful Curious George series. In this story, George goes from one adventure to another -- losing and finding a baby bunny, learning how to fish, and naughtily flying a kite until he flies high above the town, only to be rescued by the Man with the Yellow Hat. George has delighted children for generations, and this makes for an enjoyable read. Unlike the later knock-off George series, this story is characterized by the Reys' carefully crafted writing and wonderful [...]


    17. My four-year-old found this at the library and HAD to bring it home. And won't let me take it back yet. His older brother (8 yrs old) read it to him. It's a cute story in typical George fashion meaning he gets into all sorts of trouble because he's so curious. But it always ends up okay. There are several 'sections' here or different stories. For the beginning reader you could split them up in these natural breaks.My good reader read this quickly. He said it was "too easy and kinda boring", but [...]


    18. Curious George gets in trouble again following his curiosity in his neighborhood. He finds a bunny hutch and loses one of the baby rabbits and then falls in the lake while trying to fish with a mop, mop hook, and pieces of cake. Finally, while holding a kite for his neighbor boy, he flies into the air and has to be rescued by the man in the yellow hat in a helicopter!George's ingenious solutions to his problems are satisfying and my 2 year old grandson was enthralled from start to finish.Great f [...]


    19. In this book Curious George flies a kite. He also does a number of other fun things, And each time he gets into trouble. It's hard to be curious. But it's fun. We love this series, just as we love the animated ones on PBS. Most little kids can relate really well to Curious George. Luckily, the man with the yellow hat is usually close by, close enough to get George out of trouble. This is a safe read for my very sensitive 3 1/2 year old. Although Curious George does get himself into many a pickle [...]


    20. this was the first book i was taught to read. thinking back, i know that i cheated, because i just memorized how each page sounded. i wonder if i even understood the actual words being spoken just whoa crazy picture!i always wanted a monkey. i hear that they're super strong, easily agitated, and masturbate frequntly. oh to have the monkey's life oh but this book yes, well i'm going to rate it a decent. sure it was novel back then, but it hasn't stood the test of time like green eggs and ham.


    21. I enjoyed this a great deal; again, natural consequences, but also I was thinking how George usually finds his own way out of difficulties -- so a good mix of autonomy and dependence. A lot of self-contained little episodes (the rabbits, fishing, the kite) but they all connect up thematically, and there's a little uncertainty but not so much my daughter becomes frightened. And the pet bunny at the end was quite sweet.


    22. This book is deceptively long. I needed to drink a glass of water afterwards. It's very cheeky and entertaining and worrisome, as George is wont to be, and there are lots of involved sub-plots. The illustrations are very eye-catching and expressive. My 3.5 year old sat captivated through the whole twenty minutes of storytelling.


    23. This is one of the stories in The Complete Adventures of Curious George 70th Anniversary Edition. I just read through the whole book. I'm reading or in this case rereading through two of the 100 best books lists. One from the Times and one from the Telegraph. Curious George time. I don't remember if I read this as a child or not, but now I have (again perhaps)


    24. My daughter loves this book because it has one of her favorite characters - Curious George. She loves it. :) The story is simple enough and the pictures are sweet. My husband even said that he thinks he had this book when he was a little boy.


    25. Curious George Flies a Kite is a longer children's book. This book is all one story, but I enjoy all the adventures Curious George has while trying to recapture the run away bunny. Once again I chose this book because it has special childhood memories.


    26. Another fun adventure for George. Starting with playing with a ball, to being curious about the bunnies across the road, to trying to fish, to flying away while holding onto a kite. Who knew the Man with the Yellow Hat had access to a helicopter!We love George!


    27. Curious George books are great for early childhood students, and easy for them to relate to. As a kid, I loved going out and flying a kite, and reading a story about a monkey doing the same definitely interested me!


    28. I don't recall reading Curious George as a kid, but this one at least is pretty good. The three unrelated stories are interconnected as a single narrative of the day in the life of a Monkey who doesn't have much supervision.


    29. My newly minted 2 year old will sit and listen to me read this book for 15 minutes straight. (He sometimes want to re-read it immediately.) And I don't want to gouge my brain out after reading it so it's a win-win! (My 4 month old was pretty content to sit and listen quietly, too!)



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