Curious George Guides Young Learners through their A-B-Cs with Engaging New Mobile App from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


BOSTON – Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced Curious About Letters for iPad® – the latest release in its popular series of Curious George® mobile apps, designed to bring the iconic children’s book character to a new generation of digital learners. Part of the Curious About series, Letters teaches children alphabet recognition, while engaging them in Curious George’s colorful world, where letters lie waiting to be discovered behind bushes, fire trucks, and toy chests.

This interactive app, developed for preschool-to-kindergarten-aged children, will reinforce knowledge of the A-B-Cs, as they laugh and play along with everyone’s favorite monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat. In-app activities include tracing letters, matching lowercase and uppercase letters into pairs, and becoming familiar with the sounds of individual letters through voice recording and play-back. As children complete tasks, they have the opportunity to earn achievement badges, helping them to build confidence in their newly developed skills.

“We know that early childhood education is critical for long-term success. Designed for pre-school children, the Curious About app series builds essential elementary skills through tasks which promote interaction and curiosity,” said Gary Gentel, President of HMH Trade Publishing. “For us, it’s about creating entertaining and engaging educational content that kids will love and that parents can trust.”

Curious About Letters
joins a growing collection of HMH apps designed to build foundational education principles for young learners. The series includes Curious George’s Town, Curious About Shapes & Colors and Draw with Curious George.

Visit YouTube to watch a demo of Curious About Letters, now available for iPad in the App Store℠ for $1.99.


About Curious George
Curious George was first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941 and for over seventy years has been capturing the hearts and minds of readers young and old throughout the world. Books about Curious George, including the seven original stories by Margret and H. A. Rey, have sold over 75 million copies. As one of the most recognizable characters from children’s literature, Curious George has been featured in a public service advertising literacy campaign and was inducted into the Indie Choice Book Awards Picture Book Hall of Fame. In addition, Curious George stars in the Emmy-winning PBS television series of the same name and has starred in two full-length movies, Curious George and Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey! HMH regularly publishes dozens of new Curious George adventures in both digital and a wide range of print formats, with new titles released almost every month. For more information, visit  

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit

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