I am bananas for this character! Though I like Margret and H.A. Rey’s original character, who first appeared in the early 1940’s, I absolutely adore the Curious George that appears in the books that are based on the PBS TV series. The character appears to be so simply drawn and yet conveys so many emotions and facial expressions that will just melt your heart. Besides being fun, these books always offer a subtle message or lesson to their young readers, but do it in a way that the children don’t know they’re learning. There are many books in the series, both the new and the original, and I recommend them all. (Many of the Curious George books at my local library are in paperback format.) I also recommend Curious George the movie which was released in 2006 by Universal and features the voices of Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore. This is one of my favorite animated films.