Curious George Lunch Tin

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Curious George Lunch Tin

Moms always say don't play with your food, but Schylling's Curious George tin lunch box irresistibly puts you in the mood for monkey business at mealtime. Colorful scenes on all sides depict George in the midst of his hilarious antics: setting off in a rocketship, biking along the river during his paper route, hanging from a bunch of helium-filled balloons.... If you're a fan of Curious George books, you know that George never fails to find himself in a big mess! This lunch box is slightly smaller than most, but can still accommodate an average-size lunch. And its light weight makes it easy and practical to carry along most anywhere. Who could ask for a better dining companion than Curious George?

  • Tin lunch box with plastic handle
  • 7.8 x 6 x 3.4 inches
  • 8 Ounces

The history behind Curious George:

Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up there near the world-famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for animals and drawing. Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey) was also born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906. Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, and they moved to Paris after falling in love with the city during their European honeymoon. The Reys soon began working on a manuscript that featured the lovable and exceedingly curious little monkey, Curious George. But the late 1930s and early ’40s were a tumultuous time in Europe, and before the new manuscript could be published, the Reys—both German Jews—found themselves in a horrible situation. Hitler and his Nazi party were tearing through Europe, and they were poised to take control of Paris.

Knowing that they must escape before the Nazis took power, Hans cobbled together two bicycles out of spare parts. Early in the morning of June 14, 1940, the Reys set off on their bicycles. They brought very little with them on their predawn flight — only warm coats, a bit of food, and five manuscripts, one of which was Curious George. The Nazis entered Paris just hours later, but the Reys were already on their way out. They rode their makeshift bicycles for four long days until reaching the French-Spanish border, where they sold them for train fare to Lisbon. From there they made their way to Brazil and on to New York City, beginning a whole new life as children’s book authors.

Curious George was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941, and for sixty years these books have been capturing the hearts and minds of readers throughout the world.