Children’s Corner: For Curious George Fans

From the creator of Curious George comes this compilation of four humorous and marvelously illustrated stories: Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant; Tit for Tat, concerning kindness to animals; Billy’s Picture, a tale of art and individualism; and Zebrology, a wordless celebration of the common ground that lies beneath appearances. (from Goodreads)

Title: The H. A. Rey Treasury of Stories
Author: H. A. and Margaret Rey Publisher: Dover Children’s Classics
Illustrator: H.A. Rey Released: January 2015
SourceI received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to be considered for an honest review.
Age range: ages 3-11
Find it on: Indiebound | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

My Thoughts:

This collection of four H. A. Rey stories immediately caught my attention on NetGalley, especially when I realized it includes Billy’s Picture (a favorite read-aloud among us Charlotte Mason types). C has always loved Curious George, but seems to be outgrowing the stories a little bit. She still loves our favorite little monkey, but she seems to want more from the stories we read. The four titles in this set are perfect for this “big kid” stage. Children will recognize Rey’s distinctive illustrative style, but the tales are ever so slightly more substantial. We especially loved Tit for Tat, which delivers a “do unto others” message by taking how we treat animals and turning it around in a thoughtful, yet age-appropriate, way. Billy’s Picture celebrates diversity and the way we see ourselves and others. Elizabite is wacky and just a lot of fun to read. Then there’s Zebrology, which says so much with no words at all. What a wonderful little collection.