Happy Easter, Curious George captures are attention with the fun narrative, vibrant colors, and intricate drawing. This Easter-themed book not only has a fun story typical of Curious George books, but as this page highlights has provided a great conversation starter for my 3YO and I. My daughter learned her colors, but we are exploring the idea of blending colors to make new ones. This part of the book has been the starting point and has led to some fun egg-centric activities.
The duo Margaret and H.A. Rey worked together to create the Curious George books. H.A. Rey was the illustrator behind the Curious George children’s book and all the subsequent stories based off the originals have followed his designs. Originally Rey had envisioned the drawings for Curious George to be made with watercolors, but due to technological limitations of the time with publishing a book Rey incorporated the cartoon design we are so familiar with.
This cartoon approach suited the Curious George stories. George was kind, helpful, and above all curious. His curiosity often got him into some mischief, but George always learned a lesson and rectified any mistake he made. At the end of any Curious George book is a good laugh and a sweet message. Rey’s cartoon design befits the delightful stories, as well as the playful monkey and his shenanigans.