Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Journey That Saved Curious George

Charming, charming, charming!

Still on my quest for summer reading list material, I placed a hold on this title by Louise Borden (ill Allan Drummond).

This book looks a bit like a travel journal / passport itself, and is extremely accessible. It is almost free verse in style, and kids will be eager to learn more about Margaret and H.A. Rey.

Interesting nuggets of information are waiting to be the fact that Curious George's name was originally Fifi, and that the Rey's were Brasilian citizens, and that they had pet turtles.

Original photographs and documents pepper the pages alongside Drummond's Rey-esque illustrations. WWII is presented in a factual yet less distressing way than it could be.

I love this book and will be purchasing it for my daughters to read when they are older. A must have for collections!

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