Curious George Flies a Kite
|Author||H. A. Rey
|Preceded by||Curious George Gets a Medal|
|Followed by||Curious George Learns the Alphabet|
Curious George Flies a Kite is a children's book written for beginning readers by Margret Rey, illustrated by H. A. Rey, and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1958. It is the fifth book in the original Curious George series and the only one the Reys did not write together.
One day, Curious George is left alone at his house, and of course he is curious. As he is looking out the window, he sees a small house he wants to explore. George jumps out the window, crawls over a fence and makes his way to the house he sees. Inside the house are many bunny rabbits, and George accidentally lets one out. He struggles for a bit but finally is able to get the bunny back into the house.
As George is walking back, he sees a man fishing and wants to join. As George is trying to fish, he falls into the water, and a neighbor boy named Bill comes to help him as he gets out of the water. Bill is very friendly and wants to show George his new kite. George loves the kite and Bill trusts George to watch the kite while he leaves to get his bicycle.
Of course, George is curious, so he begins to fly the kite. At first he thinks it will be okay to fly, but soon the kite takes off, along with George. He flies high up in the sky, and has to be rescued by the Man in the Yellow Hat in a helicopter. He returns the kite to Bill, who then rewards George with his very own pet bunny from the bunny house he had explored in the beginning of the book.