Curious George Rides a Bike
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|Author||H. A. Rey|
|Preceded by||Curious George Takes a Job|
|Followed by||Curious George Gets a Medal|
Curious George Rides a Bike is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1952. It is the third book of the original Curious George series and tells the story of George's new bicycle and his experiences performing with an animal show.
The Man With The Yellow Hat buys George a bicycle. George helps a newspaper boy with his route, until he makes boats of the newspapers and sets them a drift in a stream. He runs into a rock, which ruins the bike's front wheel. Workers with an animal show fix the wheel and George joins the show. He is given a bugle to play and is instructed not to feed the ostrich. When George inadvertently feeds the ostrich, the bugle lodges in his throat and the workers must retrieve it. As a result, the workers fire George and put him on a bench for timeout until they send him home. Meanwhile, the ostrich makes a baby bear escape and the bear climbs a tree, so George rescues him by lowering him to the ground in the newspaper bag. Then the workers are proud of George for saving the bear and rehire him so he could participate in the show with his bike and bugle, and The Man With The Yellow Hat, the newspaper boy and all of George's other friends come to see him in the show. He is a great success, when the show ends, the workers give George the bugle as a gift and then George goes home to bed.