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CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO A COSTUME PARTY

Author: Margret and H.A. Rey

Illustrator: Illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Marth Weston

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company,

Material: hard cover

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.

If You Liked This Book, Try: MICKEY AND FRIENDS HAUNTED HALLOWEEN   APPLES AND PUMPKINS  

Educational Themes: Curious George shows that costumes are fun, not scary, and that getting into holiday traditions can be fun.

Literary Categories: Fiction - Halloween, animal characters, picture book series

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2004

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