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Friday, August 12, 2011

All New Curious George is Back on PBS Kids

Everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George, is back with a new season of (mis)adventures beginning Labor Day, September 5, 2011 on PBS KIDS. Remember to tune in for the new adventures. Check your local listings for your schedule and times. In ten all-new episodes, follow George as he encourages preschoolers to find their own creativity and get curious about the arts.

The fun starts Monday, September 5 through Wednesday, September 7 with three brand-new episodes - "Auctioneer George/Sock Monkey Opera", "Hamster Cam/The Great Monkey Detective", and "George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey".

The Arts are actually a great vehicle to teach kids about science, engineering, and math," said WGBH Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim. With this new season, kids will be inspired to dance, sculpt and paint along with George, and they'll also come away with knowledge of important STEM concepts.

The fun continues on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 when George learns that clues are key to solving mysteries in the new episodes Hamster Cam and The Great Monkey Detective. In Hamster Cam, Steve's pet hamster, Hogie, is on the loose in the city streets with nothing but a small video camera tied to his back. George helps Steve track his whereabouts using clues from the hamster cam and his best monkeyish map-reading skills. But can a monkey with a map keep up with a hamster on the run? Then in The Great Monkey Detective, it's a mystery movie night at Chef Pisghetti's restaurant. But the big mystery really begins when Chef Pisghetti's cookbook suddenly vanishes! A fan of Detective Basil Know-it-All, George understands that clues are the key to solving a mystery. Will George be able to crack the case of the missing cookbook or will this mystery remain unsolved?

And on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, George explores sculpting and photography in George and the Giant Thumb and Shutter Monkey. In George and the Giant Thumb, a bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bills sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up? Then in Shutter Monkey, Betsy's Out of Sight Shapes entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00...or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?

Disclosure: I received a copy of the preview DVD from the PR Company in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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