Curious George Goes to the Hospital (Special Edition)

by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey

In this special edition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the title, readers learn all about visting the hospital as George goes in for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has swallowed. Includes free downloadable audio read by actor John Krasinski,  a new afterword, and tips on how to prepare a child for a hospital stay.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544764088
  • ISBN-10: 0544764080
  • Pages: 56
  • Publication Date: 03/07/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 22

About the book

Curious George Goes to the Hospital is now celebrating its 50th anniversary! In this special edition with a beautiful new jacket, Curious George takes a trip to the hospital after swallowing a puzzle piece and learns about the inner workings of the hospital and gets into some mischief. Includes free downloadable audio read by actor John Krasinski. Also includes an afterword from Dr. Frederick Lovejoy Jr., associate physician in chief of the Boston Children's Hospital detailing the wonderful connection the Reys shared with the hospital staff that inspired the book and explains current advances in medical technology and tips on preparing a child for a hospital stay. 


About the author
H. A. Rey

H. A. Rey (1898–1977) was born in Hamburg, Germany, near the world-famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing. He and his wife, Margret (1906–1996), who studied art at the acclaimed Bauhaus school, had many pets—including two marmoset monkeys that joined them on one of their steamship journeys across the Atlantic. Hans and Margret's world-famous curious monkey first appeared in a manuscript strapped to their bicycles as they fled wartime Paris for the safety of the United States. Committed philanthropists in their own lives, a portion of proceeds from each Curious George book sold flows to the Curious George Foundation, which funds programs for children that encourage inquisitiveness in learning and exploring. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on


"While beginning readers are convinced that they are enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Both are absolutely right." Kirkus Reviews