Still Curious After All These Years
"For me, before there was Captain Kangaroo and before there
was Miss Margaret's 'Magic Mirror' (that seemed to see everyone
at home except mebut I'm not bitter), there was the fabulous
curious monkey and the man in the big yellow hat. They took me
places and allowed me to have adventures with them. I will always
be indebted to Curious George."
Whoopi Goldberg, Actress and Comedienne
"Best wishes for a happy birthday and many, many more to
George H. W. Bush, Former president of the United States
"Curious George is an ageless phenomenon and a cherished
part of family libraries in homes in every part of the country.
George reflects the energy, innocence, and enthusiasm of the nation's
youth at their best. He appeals to the inner child in each of
us, and I always look forward to reading about him with my own
I adopted the famous phrase 'Where is George?' and used it in
my address to the Democratic National Convention in 1988 to ask
'where is George' Bush during the years when he was vice president
and so many controversial policies were adopted by the administration
of President Ronald Reagan. But Vice President Bush had the last
laughhe was elected president in November 1988, and a friend
sent me a photograph of a local billboard making the point.
Congratulations on turning sixty to an enduring American HeroCurious
Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts senator
"In my youth I remember watching Curious George on Captain
Kangaroo. I always wished I had my very own mischievous monkey.
I really liked George because he always got in trouble, and I
thought the man in the yellow hat was pretty cool too. In fact,
I have become a mischievous, hat-wearing adult . . . an attribute
I credit directly to Curious George."
William Joyce, Author and Illustrator