Happy Birthday, George! Now Remember, Be a Good Little Monkey!

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    The first Curious George book I ever owned was:

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    Serendipitously, the first book I ever READ was Katy No-Pocket, which was illustrated by H.A. Rey. After pulling this book out to read to my children 2 nights ago (which was the first time I had seen this book since I was in kindergarten), I didn't put one and one together for the illustrator.

    Anyway, Back to George. Apparently, he's celebrating a birthday today, and his timelessness and endearment to children is close to rivaling Antoine de Saint Euxpery's Le Petit Prince, which is just about, but never seems to be old.

    If there is any sad moment to take out of this, it is that I missed the Kickstarter project for the Rey's documentary. That one just screamed "take my money!!" :p

    Either way, Happy Birthday, George! And remember, always be a good little monkey, and don't get too curious! :)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/curious-george-birthday_us_57ee0526e4b0c2407cdd3928

     
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    I loved the Curious George books as a child, and even now, as an adult. -Also the children's program on PBS. A couple of my dearest books are H.A. Rey's illustrated astronomy guides. His knowledge of the stars helped him & his wife to flee Nazi occupied France by bicycle.
     
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    Loved them as a kid. Love reading them to my nieces and nephew.
     
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    My first stuffed animal companion was Curious George. It was destroyed in the bathtub at around age 3 according my mom.
     
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    Agreed! I still find it amazing that the same guy that voices this little fella:

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    Is the same guy that voices this guy:

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    BL.
     
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    Good eye!
     

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