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Summary: Curious George and the man with the yellow hat attend a costume party without costumes. In choosing one to borrow, George gets into trouble, but as usual, his curiousity saves him. This is part of a new collection of Curious George books based on the original series.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, family reading, read aloud, learning to read, developing reader
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 2.8
Age of Child: Read with child nearly 3 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: The classic Curious George is always a hit, and this story about Halloween costume parties and traditions was enjoyed every time it was read.
Adult Reader Reaction: Curious George is a flashback. They are as fun to read today as it was to hear them when we were kids.
Pros: George's initial fears of the costumes, and subsequent realization that there are people behind the costumes make this a great book with which to introduce Halloween.
Cons: This is not the original Curious George, but a new series. It is still fun to read.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This book is not one of the original Curious George series. While it is a fun read, it does not have the same classic feel as the first books.