Books by Margret Rey

CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 25, 1966

The nicest thing about the Curious George books is that while beginning readers are convinced that they are just enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Both are absolutely right. This time around George's insatiable curiosity lands him in the hospital. He swallowed a piece of a jigsaw puzzle, and kept this as an inside secret until the man in the yellow hat took the distressed George to the hospital. Here, all of the hospital routines, from getting into bed to being taken to surgery are illustrated and described. George goes from being uncharacteristically subdued to a convalescence that is contagiously funny. The book was written in collaboration with the Children's Hospital Medical Center of Boston. If your reader must be prepped for surgery, let George do it. Read full book review >
BILLY'S PICTURE by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 1947

A nonsense story of a little rabbit who wanted to draw a picture but couldn't draw what he wanted to because all the other animals — a puppy, a goose, a porcupine, a rooster, an owl, a mouse, and an elephant — insisted on adding their own ideas of how the picture should look. When they all decide to draw pictures of themselves, Billy the Bunny is able to do his own portrait. Read full book review >
PRETZEL AND THE PUPPIES by Margret Rey
Released: Sept. 11, 1946

Pretzel was enormously popular- and "funnies" are the problem children of today's parents (who want to call a halt on their consumption but know of no wise method for so doing). The Reys, husband and wife (Margret and H.A.) have produced this time a comic strip sequel to Pretzel, in which the adventures of this longest of all dachshunds prove again that though he is "so long" he is not always "so smart". Nonsense in good natured vein. Read full book review >
SPOTTY by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1945

A delightful picture book for any age from three up. There's plain delight in story and pictures — and a moral if you want it. Spotty, a brown and white bunny in a peaceful white and pink warren suffers loneliness when his family label him queer. He leaves home and finds a comfortable, welcome place in a forest of spotted rabbits. He learns, to his surprise, that a lovely pink and white rabbit is as unhappy in this setting as he was in his, and their mutual difficulties are solved with dispatch and joy. This is a sure favorite — both for libraries and bookshop customers. Read full book review >
PRETZEL by H.A. Rey
illustrated by H.A. Rey, by Margret Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1944

H.A. Rey has done the pictures — double spreads accompanied by expanded caption text — for a story of Pretzel, a dachshund who was proud of his excessive length until a lady dachshund failed to appreciate him. None of the gifts he offered proved effective, until his length made possible a rescue that another dachshund could not have achieved. So in the end, Greta accepted him, despite his length. Read full book review >
CECILY G. AND THE 9 MONKEYS by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: June 20, 1942

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. Read full book review >