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Curious George’s ABCs (1998): Cash Grab, but Not an Awful One

H. A. Rey, Curious George’s ABCs (Houghton Mifflin, 1998)


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…but unless you get it for a quarter at a garage sale, why not just buy the original?

Purists beware: Curious George’s ABCs, the Houghton Mifflin board book, is “based on” Rey’s 1963 book Curious George Learns the Alphabet. Most of the text has been removed, as well as all of the lowercase letters. Still, as an early primer on letters, it’s useful enough, and the capital-letter illustrations are the originals, so you still get some—just not all—of that Rey magic. ** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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