Day 48 – Curious George Visits the Library

We encountered Curious George again this evening. Guess what? He is still a good little monkey, and he is still very curious, and the man with the yellow hat is still an absentee “parent”. George is left to his own devices until the very end by which time George’s mischief has already been put right. In our story tonight, George’s mischief starts with getting overly excited at all the amazing books available to him at the local library, and ends with him crashing a library cart full of books.

In all seriousness, “Curious George and the Library”jorge may be just as formulaic as any other Curious George book, but it’s a formula that works. Also, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone familiar with this blog, this story holds particular interest for us. Our entire family identified with George’s sense of wonder at all the different kinds of books available to be checked out from the local library. It’s a giant (free!!) toy store for readers – the library, that is. Our downtown library is one of our favorite places. It really is amazing. But I digress…

I think this is our favorite Curious George story; our youngest went through a stage recently where she wanted to hear this story over and over again. This is also one of the bilingual books in our library; we have cited the advantages of these books previously, including Day 44 – Are You My Mother. Personally, if I were George, I’d go by my Spanish name all the time. I ask you: would you rather be “Curious George” or “Jorge el curioso”? It’s a rhetorical question. I already know the answer.


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