Curious George has become one of the most loved and recognizable characters from children’s literature. His stories are so popular that they have never been out of print since their first published date in the early 1940s.
Despite being a monkey, George is never pictured with a tail – something I hadn’t really registered until I was researching for this article. George is described as a ‘good little monkey, and always very curious’. I wonder how many people know that the first British edition of Curious George was actually entitled “Zozo” so as not to associate King George VI with a monkey! The British edition was first published in 1942 and later reprinted with edited text and the new title which everyone has come to know and love.