Furious George goes bananas : a primate parody

by Rex, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Brentwood Library Easy E Rex
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book Picture Book Rex
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George is an ape - not a monkey - and he is perfectly happy living his simple life in the jungle, until one day the man in the funny hat kidnaps him and brings him to the big city. Poor George! Forced to live in a cage at the zoo, then work hard manual labor and be mocked on stage - George has every reason to be upset. In fact, after all the maltreatment, he's downright furious! So it's a good thing George is one clever ape. Perhaps getting mad is not the only answer. Readers will laugh out loud when George comes up with a way to outsmart the man in the funny hat.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rex, creator of the Margaret Wise Brown parodies The Runaway Mummy and Goodnight Goon, takes on the Rey franchise in this escapade. His protagonist's resemblance to Curious George is only in the details, since Furious George is a huge purple gorilla captured by an opportunist in a pith helmet. The "man in the funny hat," a craven alter ego to Rey's fatherly Man in the Yellow Hat, does not care for his captive. He peddles George to a zoo, construction site, Broadway show, and lab, growing richer by the sale. In a running gag that takes aim at the Rey books, he repeatedly refers to Furious George as a monkey, something each buyer attempts to correct. "[H]e ain't a monkey, he's an ape," notes the construction foreman. "A monkey got a tail." (Like Curious George, Furious doesn't have one.) Enraged at being locked up, having to lay bricks, etc., Furious George "goes bananas" several times, though Rex makes it clear he's not destructive by nature-he just wants to get home, which he eventually accomplishes. Rex preserves Rey's comic-strip palette and earnest tone, while humorously delivering a message about avarice. Ages 5-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Apes -- Juvenile fiction.
Animal welfare -- Juvenile fiction.
Apes -- Fiction.
Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :G. P. Putnam's Sons,2010
Other Titles Curious George.
Contributors Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977. Curious George.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780399254338
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