Hans Augusto Rey (H.A. Rey) first met his wife, Margret, when she was sliding down a bannister at a party at her father’s house.

"The Man with The Yellow Hat" and Cu...

“The Man with The Yellow Hat” and Curious George, the pet monkey, are enduring characters in books, comics, film and television. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Their marriage and artistic collaboration created some of the most beloved children’s books of all time, she writing, he illustrating.

German immigrants, the Reys fled Paris in June, 1940, hours before it fell to the Nazis.

They had the manuscript for Curious George, that cute little monkey captured by the man with the Yellow Hat, with them.

Curious George, published in 1941, was the first of seven Curious George books.

A curious little monkey is a lot like a curious little boy.

Especially, one who doesn’t mean to get into trouble, but just can’t help himself.

  • What will happen if you stand on the top of a ship’s railing and try to fly like a bird?
  • What will happen if you dial a lot of numbers on a telephone?
  • What will happen if you try to take one balloon from a bunch?

Curious George’s adventures become your adventures.

The “World’s Only Curious George Store” is on Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Did you read Curious George to your children?

What was your  favorite book?

Do your grandchildren know about Curious George?

To you and rediscovering the delightful characters of your childhood with your grandchildren.


Carol Covin, Granny-Guru

Author, “Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers


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