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Blast Off with a Curious George Gets a Medal #review & Awesome Rocket Craft!

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{Guest post from Illustrator, Roscoe Welply}

Curious George Gets a Medal book review and Awesome Rocket Craft!

Our boys really love Curious George. And of their favorite “George” books is Curious George Gets a Medal.

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In this classic story, George tries to write a letter—but, when he spills ink everywhere, his cleanup efforts fill the room with soap bubbles.

Curious George Gets a Medal

He also frees a pen full of pigs, rides a cow, hitches a ride on a pickup truck and crashes into a dinosaur! After repeatedly disastrous efforts to get himself out of trouble, George ends up being the first monkey in space which results in the happiest day of his life—he gets a medal, of course! May family loved this story so much we created a very special create-your-own Curious George rocket craft. Details below.

But first, a NOTE from Me (Valarie):

Roscoe Welply is a graphic and book designer that has been an important part of the JIAB/Audrey Press family for the last few years. Roscoe’s amazing graphic talents has allowed books like The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden, A Year in the Secret Garden and The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory enhanced digital ebook to have a unique and enchanting look.


Many people are amazed when they find out The Ultimate Guide to Charlie was created by two people (graphic designer Roscoe Welply and myself) who live an ocean apart. We live in different parts of the world. I’m here in the States and Roscoe lives in France. This means we are in completely different time zones.

How did you do it?” they ask.

Thank goodness for modern technology!” is my common reply.

The bottom line is, we are thrilled that Roscoe agreed to be a part of our Family Book Festival a few years ago and let me assure you, he “hit it out of the park” with this amazing (and in-depth) Curious George inspired craft tutorial.

To this day, this post is one of our most popular so I thought now would be a perfect time to revisit this classic children’s book and character (and activity!) so parents can include this in their summer fun plans.

Roscoe pulled out all the stops and created this amazing Curious George Rocket Crafts Tutorial! Get ready for TAKE OFF! Vrrrooommmm!

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 For FREE instructions, patterns, directions, and pictures in an easy-to-follow pdf,  add your Email addy Below 🙂

Roscoe Welply is a Freelance graphic designer  and book designer located in Bordeaux, France. Designer of 2 children’s books for Audrey Press including the recent Roscoe is owner and founder of HoneyGroveDesigns.

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2 thoughts on “Blast Off with a Curious George Gets a Medal #review & Awesome Rocket Craft!

  1. I just LOVE Curious George 😀 The irresistible, classic characters are classic for a reason!
    P.S. I was just giving links to some of my writer friends to sites that are worth following and, of course, yours is one 🙂 Makes me see how much I miss being able to spend time on the blogs I love! I hope you’re well, Valarie 🙂

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