The sweetest of times

The Sweest ot times.
Every now and then, I come across with some of the Curios George books or cartoons on TV and then, it doesn’t matter how busy I am, I take some little time off to enjoy the cheerful adventures of this lovely sweet monkey that was created in the 1930’s by the German couple Margret and H.A. Rey.

The stories might seem simple and focused on little children but the innocence shown by this curious monkey called George, make him completely irresistible.

It’s being the same since the beginning when Margret wrote her first children’s book Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys, book that was illustrated by her husband Hans A. Rey.

It was back then in the last century when Curious George managed to stand out over the other monkeys presented in the story, and because of this, Margret and H.A Rey, started to create new stories in which George always gets in trouble due to his unstoppable curiosity and it’s always due to his immense charm that he manages not only to get out of trouble but also to save the day, every day!

The most recent Curious George books that I’ve read are, Curious George Gets a Medal, in which George goes to the space; Curious George goes camping, and my very favorite one: Curious George goes to a Chocolate factory.

It’s in this book, when George finds his way inside of a chocolate factory, where he’s absolutely happy getting to know, and to eat, of course, different kinds of chocolate. As things go wrong with one of the machines, George’s ability to catch and pack many chocolates at the same time helps the workers to get all the boxes done despite the problems with the machinery.

As I was passing the pages of the book, it was hard for me not to feel like eating chocolate, and then my mind flew back to the time I visited the Hershey’s town in Pennsylvania, and also when I went to the Hershey’s Macadamia nuts factory in Hawaii, where I, the same as little George, had the chance to see how Macadamia chocolates were made.

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Author: The Traveling Book Club by Nora Vasconcelos

I'm a born writer and a journalist who loves books so much that can't live without them.

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