Curious George Rides a Bike
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|Author||H. A. Rey
|Preceded by||Curious George Takes a Job|
|Followed by||Curious George Gets a Medal|
Curious George Rides a Bike is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1952. It is the third book of the original Curious George series and tells the story of George's new bicycle and his experiences performing with an animal show.
The man with the yellow hat buys George a bicycle. He helps a newspaper boy with his route, but makes boats of the newspapers and sets them adrift in a stream. He runs into a rock, which ruins the bike's front wheel. Workers with an animal show fix the wheel and George joins the show. He is given a bugle to play. He is instructed not to feed the ostrich but the bird gets the bugle lodged in his throat and the workers retrieve it. For not following the rules, the workers not only fire George, but they give George a time out by sitting on a bench until the workers send George back home. Meanwhile, a baby bear escapes and climbs a tree, so George rescues him by lowering him to the ground in the newspaper bag. Then the workers are proud of George for saving the bear, then they rehire George to let him take part in the show with his bike and bugle, The Man With The Yellow Hat, the newspaper boy and all of George's other friends come to see him in the show. He is a great success, when the show was over, the workers give George the bugle as a gift and then George goes home to bed.