Curious George Goes Camping

Curious George Goes Camping is an entertaining story of the Great Outdoors based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. George tries to be helpful, but he of course just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events!

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city’s famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Community Review

  • Cute little paperback book. It was perfect to read to the kids before our big camping trip.

    The man tells George not to wonder off- he does. George gets in a little trouble in the woods but ends up saving the day by putting out a Forest fire.

    Great book about fire safety and I think it’s great for the kids. Mine are 1,4 &6. ❤️

  • Purchased this for my niece and nephew as they prepped for an indoor camping adventure and they loved it. The story was fun and engaging while introducing them to a love of the outdoors and camping. Educational for what is involved in camping and great for families looking to introduce their children to camping.
  • We bought this before going on a camping trip with our daughter (2.25 years old). Although George’s story is a bit more adventurous than ours was, it served as a great preparation for some basic camping terms. Our daughter loved the animals and the marshmallow roasting, and it is now one of her favorite Curious George books. We are grateful that it introduced her to skunks, too; hopefully she will never need a tomato juice bath!
  • My 6 year old son just started Cub Scouts and can’t wait to go camping with the rest of his den as he gets older. In the meanwhile, this fantastic short story about Curious George was a great introduction to the outdoors for him. Even just starting 1st grade, he did a great job with assisted reading through the story. We have nearly all of the Curious George stories now and couldn’t make bed time complete without them!
  • I purchased Curious George to use with adult ESL (English as a Second Language) students. This version, “Curious George Goes Camping” was a lot of fun for the students to read. They especially enjoyed the pictures and the story in general. The book is of good quality and will handle being read many many times. Now that the students have been introduced to Curious George, they are looking forward to reading some of the other mishaps this cute little monkey encounters. I highly recommend the book for young children and for ESL students of all ages.
  • The George books are all awesome! Our 4 year-old son has liked every one, and we’ve liked them. They’re pretty quick and easy reading, takes 3-5 minutes to complete, depending on how long he want’s to look at each page after you’re done reading them. But they are good, cute stories, just like the shows, he laughs out loud and comments quite a bit as we’re reading. If you watch the show and haven’t read any of the books before, they are very similar in style and look to each other, as close as a kids book to a kids show can be. No one book has been any better or worse than any of the others, they’re all very good. We will probably end up buying them all.
  • A standard Curious George book. I find myself constantly annoyed by the ridiculous things George seems to get away with because everything magically works out when he blatantly disobeys. Though, despite all that, my daughter loves him. The only real saving grace after he wanders away and deals with fire without letting an adult know first is that there is a list at the end to help guide the conversation about how George could have acted differently.
  • Good book for younger kids. Not quite at the reading level I’d hoped, as some of the words are a bit big. The story is entertaining enough though, and that saying something as I’ve had to read it about 20 times already. Rating courtesy of the 6 year old who got it.
  • I bought my niece a small tent which we set up indoors. The we hung copper string lights and glow-in-the-dark stars from the inside of the tent. Setup a layer of blankets, laid down, then read this book. She was so grateful and happy, and George made her laugh a lot. It was precious.

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