Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: H. A. Rey
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Professor Wiseman takes George and the man with the yellow hat on a journey to find a lost satellite. After flying in a helicopter and descending into the ocean in a submarine, the crew discover a large and beautiful coral reef. George gets his scuba suit on and swims through the reef, amazed by all the sea creatures he finds, including a friendly sea turtle. He saves the day when he retrieves the satellite, which thankfully is still in perfect condition.
Like other Curious George Discovers books, this book provides an interesting plot with lovable characters as well as an educational experience for any reader (children and adults alike). The text is easy to read and well-organized, and the illustrations are bright and crisp and fit perfectly with the story line, much like in the Curious George TV series. Several pages also include “Did you know…?” side panels with photos and fun scientific facts, and there are “Test it out!” boxes too that provide simple instructions for the reader to perform real experiments like George does. Other interesting facts, ideas, and experiments are found at the end of the book along with a glossary. Overall, this book is upbeat and interesting and surely fulfills its goal of making learning fun.