When I was a classroom teacher, The Journey that Saved Curious George was one of my favorite books to read with my students each year.

My kids have loved reading the books, watching the shows and movies, and learning the history behind this this well-loved character.

Diving into the lives of Margaret and H.A. Rey (the creators of Curious George) has given my kids an interest in exploring characters and stories that go beyond George and The Man with the Yellow Hat.

Pretzel, Cecily G., Katy No-Pocket we’ve enjoyed all of these, and would love to get our hands on Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World.

Second-hand shopping has allowed us to build quite the collection of Curious George books.

In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles.