Throughout their lives, Margret and H. A. Rey created many lively books for children. The character for whom they became best known, Curious George, arrived as one of many monkey children in Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys, Hans's first book for children. Encouraged by their publisher and children throughout the world, the Reys continued with more stories about Curious George. In the meantime, the author-illustrator team published a number of books show-casing their creative talents and their rare, immediate connection with childhood. Their stories feature characters, each with his or her own personality, and a few with a resemblance to George. Whether they are new friends or old, these favorite stories are sure to entertain children and children's book lovers everywhere. In her introduction, Margaret Bloy Graham, a longtime friend and neighbor of Hans and Margret Rey, provides insight into her friends' artistic lives and spirits. Graham is the author-illustrator of Be Nice to Spiders and the illustrator of several books for children, including the popular Harry the Dirty Dog and other books about Harry.Rey, H. A. is the author of 'Curious George and Friends Favorite Stories' with ISBN 9780618226108 and ISBN 0618226109.