Hoisting High! Curious George's Crane by Carol Chu
ONE DAY GEORGE LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW AND SEES...
A BRIGHT SHINY CRANE
AS HIGH AS A TREE.
Of course, George is curious. "Well, who wouldn't be?" as creator H. A. Rey famously said.
And this day George is up for an uplifting experience! He zooms downstairs and soon is standing in front of an unusual, big yellow truck, with a friendly looking man in a hard hat at the controls. And there's a long lift arm which can hoist heavy loads way up high. Big logs are being lifted as if they were feathers and put in place to make... WHAT?
Curious George climbs into the cab and suddenly he realizes what the crane is constructing. Something he can't wait to slide down!
In Carol Chu's Curious George's Crane (mini movers shaped board books) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014), not only does this "toy and movable book" show how playground equipment is assembled from the ground up, it also provides its lucky owner with a chance to try his or her hand at the project.
The lift arm folds out, complete with hook, and among the final pages of this inventive little shape book are press-out versions of the construction materials so that the book's owner can re-enact the whole process. Press-out stands for the completed job enable the young builder to prepare his or her own construction site piece by piece. Illustrations by Alessandro Prezini provide spot-on likenesses of H.A. Rey's ever-popular picture book hero, Curious George.
Other books in this series include Curious George's Train (mini movers shaped board books), Curious George's Dump Truck (mini movers shaped board books), and Curious George's Fire Truck (mini movers shaped board books).