By H. A. Rey
(HMH Books, Paperback, 9780618494200, 24pp.)
Publication Date: August 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Billy the Bunny is painting a picture. He knows just how he wants it to look, but each of his friends has a different ideaand they all want to help. Penny the Puppy, Greta the Goose, and a parade of other animals add to the mix, and soon Billy’s picture is nothing like what he imagined.
Is it a puppygoose? A porcuphant? What will Billy do?
From the creators of Curious George, Spotty, and Pretzel, this story about art and individuality is back in print after many years. It will be welcomed by any small child ready to giggle.
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.