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Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon Paperback – Oct 1 1998

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books (Oct. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395919096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395919095
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PreSchool-Grade 1-These two books take a familiar, favorite character and create an imitation of his curiosity, but without the Reys' usual spark and attention to detail. In Hot Air Balloon, George is playing with an anchor rope and the balloon takes off with him aboard. It blows quite close to the nose of George Washington at Mt. Rushmore where the monkey unwittingly rescues a worker and becomes a hero. He is rewarded with a helicopter ride around the monument. When Curious George Goes to a Movie, the man with the yellow hat leaves to get popcorn and George goes up to the projection booth where he startles the projectionist, who knocks the reels off the projector. While he untangles the film, George does shadow figures to amuse the audience and again becomes a hero. Both books read like anemic summaries of the original Curious George adventures, but with the lessons eliminated. It is disconcerting that this George never receives so much as a mention of the follies of his curiosity, but is immediately rewarded for a chance good deed, which happens as part of the cover-up for his naughtiness. Both the blandness and the mixed messages make these titles bad advertising for the real Curious George.
Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Curious George certainly deserves a spot on the shelf, and these engaging stories will provide a good exercise in imagination and creativity. A solid choice, especially with an all-new animated adventure based on the classic tales debuting as a feature film ..."

Title reviewed -- School Library Journal 4/1/2009 "School Library Journal 4/1/2009" --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon is another charming example of the magic Margret and H.A. Rey weave. Children will find this book enchanting. They will identify with George's curiousity, which causes trouble, and cheer when he saves the day. I enjoyed the delightful pictures. I also appreciated the simple, straighforward language and easy-to-follow story development. Fans of Curious George will love this story; those unfamiliar with his books will become fans.
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By A Customer on March 23 2002
Format: Paperback
My 3 year old daughter Katy loves the Curious George books. She particularly like this one and wants to read it almost every night. As an aside, the book has taught Katy about the presidents on Mt. Rushmore and she wants to go to South Dakota to see them!
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HASH(0x9a2ef798) out of 5 stars One of Katy's favorites March 23 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My 3 year old daughter Katy loves the Curious George books. She particularly like this one and wants to read it almost every night. As an aside, the book has taught Katy about the presidents on Mt. Rushmore and she wants to go to South Dakota to see them!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a2f0078) out of 5 stars Cute and fun book for kids! Dec 27 2014
By DJW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The whole Curious George series has been a favorite of my kids. From very early on, we started reading them to them, and the older they got, the more there was to learn and understand from the books and the pictures. Some reviewers have complained that these are not the original Curious George books or that the plot is very repetitive. While these are not the originals, my kids do not seem to mind, and I don't think they are "worse" than the originals, just slightly different if at all.

The plot is repetitive but that is because George is always getting into trouble so you have the same pattern--he gets curious, he does something naughty, something bad happens, then something good comes out of the bad event, and then everyone is happy and George is usually a hero. This does not bother me in the least. My kids find his adventures interesting and never get bored with that "plot." To them, it is funny and what makes Curious George funny. Sure, if this was an adult book then the repetition might be problematic but thankfully it is not an adult book!

The illustrations are nice and detailed and provide a lot of material for my kids to look at while I read the story to them. The quality of the pages is good and it's nice that there is sometimes stickers or a little activity in the back, though truthfully my kids have never cared for them much.

I like that there are many of these books because my kids become familiar with George and the concept of series, and can distinguish one book in the series from another and even have favorites.

I really don't think you can go wrong with these books. I don't know many other kids that don't like these. They are a good investment!
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HASH(0x9a2efdbc) out of 5 stars My daughter loves Curious George Sept. 24 2012
By D. WALTER - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I got this kindle book for my 4 year old daughter, so we could read on my e-reader/tablet. Every night we read two books before she goes to bed, and when we first got this book on the e-reader, she only wanted to read this book, and then she was ready for bed. She loved it so much, she only wanted to read "the George Book". Anything to put a smile on my daughters face.
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HASH(0x9a2efde0) out of 5 stars Not for a tablet Jan. 30 2013
By Alan C. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Don't get me wrong i like the story but this tablet version stunk. The pictures were tiny. And there were two sets of words. I thought that this was an interactive book but there was no interaction at all.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Disappointed Shopper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Good book. It's one of the older George stories and drawings, not one of the newer George stories and drawings.


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