Parents' Guide to

Curious George Goes to the Hospital

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Adorable monkey livens up a hospital stay.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Needs toilets, lights and ceiling.

Is It Any Good?

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Curious George Goes to the Hospital is adorable and funny in all the wonderful ways we expect of H.A. and Margret Rey's stories about the adventurous little monkey. It's also an old-fashioned book in some ways -- for better and for worse. On the one hand, it's worth noting that the illustrations in this 1966 classic portrays doctors as only white men and nurses as only white women. However, this picture book also includes more language and detail than modern authors might use in a preschool book, which can encourage children to appreciate books and develop a longer attention span.

In any event, it's a wonderfully entertaining story, and the pictures are lively and cute. Kindle users should note that to enlarge the quite small text for easy reading, they'll need to double-click more than once in different areas to view a couple of sentences at a time on pages that include longer passages.

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