Curious George Rides a Bike
|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, damaging 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 told not to feed the ostrich but the bird gets the bugle lodged in his throat. The workers retrieve it, but then they tell George that for being defiant to them, he is forbidden from the show and forced to sit on the bench for a timeout. A baby bear escapes and climbs a tree. George rescues him by lowering him to the ground in the newspaper bag. Then the workers are proud of George for saving the bear, George regains his spot in the show for being a hero and rides his bike and plays the bugle in the show. He is a great success, and is allowed to keep the bugle.