That naughty little monkey, that every kid I know loves, was created by H.A. Rey and was first published back in 1941. George now exists in hundred of books and DVDs, many of which we have in our children's collection.
H.A. Rey and his wife, Margret, had an interesting life that included an escape from the Nazis in France--on bicycles! The story of their lives is found in The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden [J 920 BOR].
One thing I didn't know about the Reys is that an educational facility has opened up right here in New Hampshire in honor of their spirit of curiosity and discovery. It is the Margret and H.A. Rey Center and Curious George Cottage. The Center is located in Waterville Valley.
All this week there are programs for families, so you may want to put the Center on your list of outings with the kids.