For my eighty-fourth Dream Gardens children’s books podcast, I interviewed author and motivational speaker Michael Arterberry about the classic children’s picture book Curious George. This was the first of a many picture books featuring George, a very curious monkey, whose curiosity sometimes gets him into a bit of trouble, though not too much.
I have to add one correction to the podcast. I stated the author was H.A. Rey, but it was actually co-written by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey, who were married. Margret Rey’s name was left off the first few Curious George Books because the publisher at the time (1941) felt there were already too many woman writing children’s books (!). Her name was included in later books, as it should have always been. It was neglectful on my part not to have included it as well.
Michael Arterberry is a motivational speaker and author of the memoir God was Holding my Hand and the motivational book Be Encouraged!!! 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement. He is also founder and executive director of Youth Voices Center, Inc. You can find his website at www.michaelarterberry.com and the website for Youth Voices Center at www.youthvoicescenter.org.
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My next podcast will be with author Tricia Elam Walker about the picture book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. It will be published on Monday, September 21st, 2020.
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