Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review of The H.A. Rey Treasury of Stories by H. A. Rey

Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley
Synopsis: "From the creator of Curious George comes this compilation of four humorous and marvelously illustrated stories: Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant; Tit for Tat, concerning kindness to animals; Billy's Picture, a tale of art and individualism; and Zebrology, a wordless celebration of the common ground that lies beneath appearances."

My Review: I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to see an H.A. Rey book available, we are big fans of Curious George in our house. This book contains several short wordless stories and I love the classic illustration style. I do feel like this leans more towards adult audiences and humor. Though a young reader would still enjoy them. I particularly loved Zebrology, it made me giggle.
My Rating: If you are looking for a new kids story along the line of Curious George, this really isn't the book for you. It doesn't seem to me a children's book, yes there are illustrations but it just doesn't seem suited to the audience. I give it a rating of Two Paws.


  1. I'm sorry this one didn't meet your expectations. That's always disappointing.

    1. I think it is hard when you read a ton by an author and then they take a different direction (which of course they are allowed) it just really throws you for a loop.