cover image Curious George's 1 to 10 and Back Again

Curious George's 1 to 10 and Back Again

. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $5.95 (26pp) ISBN 978-0-618-12074-1

H.A. Rey's Curious George stars in four board books that incorporate Rey's classic artwork. In Curious George One to Ten and Back Again, youngsters count along with ""1 curious monkey"" as he points out ""2 dinosaurs,"" ""3 tasty donuts"" and up to ""10 paper boats"" before counting down again. Curious George Rides charts the fellow's favorite ways to travel, from bike to subway to bus top. In Curious George Goes Fishing and Curious George and the Rocket, George goes on two adventures. In the first, adapted from Curious George Flies a Kite, he tries to catch a fish using cake as bait; in the second, based on Curious George Gets a Medal, he heads into space. ""Five-four-three-two-one-BLAST OFF!"" A turn of the page and book reveals a vertical spread of the action. ( Apr.)