We found The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H. A. Rey at the library last week. I was delighted to discover that it is a compilation of Curious George stories, and that each story is over 50 pages long! I kid you not! (There are about 6-7 stories, each 50 pages long!) But, the 50 pages go fairly fast, as each page has about 3-10 lines of text, in nice big font, and there are lots of beautiful pictures.
I love Curious George because the pictures are gorgeous, the main character is a cheeky little monkey who always gets into trouble but remains helpful and lovable always, and the author purposely kept the text very simple, with short words and sentences, to encourage young ones to start reading. Perfect for Daniel's age! The fact that each story is 50 pages long (Once again, I kid you not!) is also great because it helps Daniel to get a grasp of longer storylines, with plot twists and turns. Curious George stories have never failed to keep the attention of my kids. Dan and Ben will even chuckle along whenever the monkey gets into trouble, yet again.
We are currently enjoying ploughing through each 50 page story--we usually read about half a story, then finish it up the next day. I am seriously contemplating buying a used copy of this book after we return it to the library in 3 weeks. The stories are great, the character so lovable, it's certainly worth keeping, don't you think?