At a recent Page Turners books club (for 1st – 3rd graders), we read Louise Borden’s The Journey that Saved Curious George: the true wartime escape of Margret and H.A. Rey – which is an amazing book. The Reys bicycled out of Paris just days before the Nazis marched in, and the manuscript for Curious George (though known as Fifi at the time) was one of the few things they carried with them.

Next we looked at the original Curious George book, and the kids thought the page with George smoking a pipe was pretty funny … and old-fashioned … they remarked that not many people smoke pipes anymore. And then one little boy (who I knew was quite a reader) piped up, saying “well, Gandalf the Gray and Bilbo from the Hobbit smoke pipes!" 

Don’t you love the intertextual references children make? 🙂

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