H. A. Rey was introduced to many American children with Curious George last year. Here is another H. A. Rey picture story book, in which Curious George plays a minor part as one of nine monkeys who found , in a lonely giraffe, a playmate that made up[ for the trees near their old home having been out down. Rey has a fresh approach, originality and a nice sense of fun. Children will love the things that the monkeys did with Cecily — I'd like to do some of them myself. The illustrations, of course, are part and parcel of the whole, and the clear-cut sense of form and color is refreshing after some of the more "arty" picture books of today.
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