“STORIES ARE MADE OF WORDS, AND WORDS ARE MADE OF LETTERS”: CURIOUS GEORGE LEARNS THE ALPHABET, FIRST EDITION
REY, H.A. Curious George Learns the Alphabet. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. Small quarto, original gray cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $1800.
First edition of the sixth book in Rey’s enormously popular series.
In this richly illustrated sixth book in the series, Curious George stumbles upon books full of little black marks and, with the help of the man with the yellow hat, learns about the letters of the alphabet, how to put them together into simple words, and about the stories those words can tell. "Through the character of Curious George, the adventurous tailless monkey, Rey projected his own lively curiosity in the world around him and at the same time kept his stories within the realm of children's activities and comprehension" (Silvey, 554).
Book with small tape mark to front board and dampstain along bottom edges of both boards. Dust jacket with faintest soiling, light wear, a couple small tears to front panel, and evidence of tape removal to verso. An extremely good copy.