I have always been intensely interested in autobiographies of other illustrators... I suppose that is pretty much on par with anything you are passionate about... So this morning I am going to Share with you some tid Bits about the Creators of Curious George... Did you know they were a couple? Fleeing the Nazis? Did you know Curious George started out as Fifi?... And they rode their bike everywhere... {love that part}

Here is a bit of what I found the rest you can find here

On the rainy morning of June 12, 1940, two days before the Nazis rolled into Paris, Margaret and H.A. Rey fled their home in the city. The husband and wife peddled out of town on bicycles, carrying illustrations Hans had made for children’s books, including one about a very curious monkey.

But in truth, "Curious George" almost didn't make it onto the page. A new book, "The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey" (Houghton Mifflin), {need that book} tells of how George's creators, both German-born Jews, fled from Paris by bicycle in June 1940, carrying the manuscript of what would become "Curious George" as Nazis prepared to invade...

Wow, who knew... its an autobiographical, illustrated book about their lives.. {sold!}

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