Curious George Flies a Kite/Jorge el curioso vuela una cometa

By Margret Rey • Illustrated by H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2012 • 80 pages
Hardcover ($16.99)
ISBN: 978-0-547-72045-6
Ages 4 and up

Curious You on Your Way!/¡Eres curioso todo el tiempo!
By Kathleen W. Zoehfeld • Illustrated by H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2012 • 32 pages
Hardcover ($9.99)
ISBN: 978-0-547-79368-9
Ages 4 and up

Curious George: Home Run/Jorge el curioso: El jonrón
By Erica Zappy • Illustrated by H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2012 • 24 pages
Hardcover ($12.99)
ISBN: 978-0-547-69122-0
Ages 4 and up

The timeless Curious George is ever-present and popular in today’s children’s literature scene. In these three bilingual books, the adorable monkey continues to sport his inquisitiveness and flair for problem solving.

In Home Run, Curious George learns at the baseball field how to put the numbers 1-10 in order, and even discovers a trick for quickly determining the numerical order of two-digit numbers.

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The lengthier Curious George Flies a Kite presents three vignettes in one story. Young readers will follow Curious George’s adventures as he plays with bunnies, experiments with fishing, and is literally taken to new heights through kite flying.

The short and poetic Curious You On Your Way! is an inspiration for anyone entering a new chapter in life, echoing Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Children and adults alike will appreciate the illustrations in the book, gathered from various classic Curious George tales.

All three works distinguish the Spanish from the English text through the use of different colored fonts, and all of the translations maintain the jovial spirit of the original stories.

Reviewed by Kacy Vega, Coordinator, Leaps and Bounds, Arizona State University