Did you know that the loveable monkey, Curious George, wasn’t always called Curious George? Curious George made his first appearance in France in H.A. Rey’s Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys (1939), but his name wasn’t Curious George – it was Fifi! In 1941, Curious George books were published for the first time in the U.S. and England, but in England, George was called Zozo so as not to associate King George with a monkey! For more fun facts about H.A. Rey and Curious George, check out these sites:
In September, Buder branch threw a Curious George party to celebrate H.A Rey’s 115th birthday. Staff had 100 Curious George books on hand for party attendees to check out and an array of fun Curious George themed crafts and activities.