February 6, 2003
Traveling, playing sports, reading, flying a kite. There are few things that Curious George, the inquisitive, mischievous little monkey is not interested in. This Monday, the Elkridge Branch Library invites kids ages 2 and older to hear about the adventures of Curious George. Since the chimp from Africa first met the man with the yellow hat 61 years ago, he's had plenty of escapades. The library program, called "Meet Curious George," will include readings of a number of classic George tales, such as Curious George Takes a Job, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Learns the Alphabet and Curious George Goes to the Hospital.
February 10, 2006
They've given the famous Man in the Yellow Hat a name (Ted), but otherwise all is as it should be in the world of Curious George, a winsome big-screen adaptation of H.A. and Margret Rey's tales of a mischievous monkey and his innocent adventures. The animated film, which adds a few modern touches (a cell phone, for instance), but generally remains true to the original stories, introduces us to George in his native Africa. There, the little guy is a crowd favorite, charming, inquisitive, always with a smile on his face.
November 22, 2001
This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey and always very curious. More than 60 years ago, H.A. and Margret Rey introduced Curious George to the world, and today, the mischievous monkey will be floating down Broadway for the first time to lead the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's an awesome responsibility for a character known more for his adventures than for his ability to follow directions. But Houghton Mifflin, who recently celebrated George's 60th birthday with a new compilation of the seven original tales written by the Reys, believes George is up to the task.
April 29, 2010
After you and your kids have had your encounter(s) with Curious George this weekend, here are five more things you might want to do in the Inner Harbor area. Maryland Science Center (601 Light St.; 410-685-2370 or mdsci.org): Dinosaurs! Amplified body sounds! Machines that make your hair stand on end! And a movie screen five stories high! What's not to love about the Maryland Science Center? And we haven't even talked about Baltimore's coolest museum gift shop. (OK, maybe the Visionary Art Museum's is better.
October 2, 1996
WHEN BEOWULF FOUGHT Grendel, he wrenched the monster's arm off and displayed the bloody limb as a trophy of his victory. That was too graphic for the mother of one Baltimore County fifth-grader, who asked the school librarian to find something else for her daughter.If the incident had been reported, it might have become the bloody-arm trophy of the current "Banned Books Week." The horror! The founding text of all English literature on the hit list of philistine censors! No wonder the American Library Association's Mary R. Somerville fears the endangerment of "one of our most basic freedoms in a democratic society -- the freedom to choose for ourselves and our families what we wish to read.
March 23, 2000
Curious George meets his fans The antics of Curious George have delighted readers for nearly 60 years. Whether he's riding his two-wheeler at the circus or tripping his way into becoming an astronaut, this accident-prone primate promises a crash course in curiosity's consequences. Meet the inquisitive little chimp Friday at Barnes & Noble's White Marsh location at 10:30 a.m., where he'll take a break from his usual monkey business to have his picture taken with kids after story time. 8123 Honeygo Blvd.