The Curious George Sight Words boxed set helps children practice fundamental reading skills with the help of their favorite curious monkey. Included are ten books developed by the literacy experts at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that feature 50 essential Pre-K through 1st grade sight words, practice flashcards, a word tracker chart with stickers to mark new word progress, and a parent guide with tips on how to practice these fundamental building blocks with your beginning reader. Children will become "curious" and confident readers with the help of Curious George! AGES: 3-5 AUTHOR: Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.