Cecily G. and the 9 MonkeysBook - 1969
"There is originality and a childlike humor in both the amusing antics and engaging pictures." --Booklist Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys was the first book to feature Curious George, as well as being Hans and Margret Rey's first book for children. In this initial effort, about a lonely giraffe befriended by George and his eight siblings, we see all the hallmarks of Curious George's signature style: humor, adventure, playfulness, and the episodic storytelling that later characterized classic George set pieces like the flyaway balloons, the rocket ship, and the bunny escape.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1969.
Characteristics: 31 p. :,col. ill.;,30 cm.