Curious George, the mischievous monkey known to generations of young readers, will visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire on Saturday, November 20 from 10 am – 2 pm as part of the Books Alive! children’s literacy program. The Books Alive! program is presented in partnership with Irving Oil, founding sponsor of this series.

During this Books Alive! event, museum staff members will be reading Curious George stories by Margret and Hans A. Rey for groups of children throughout the day, and costumed character Curious George will make frequent appearances to meet  children and exchange hugs or high fives.

At 11 am and 1 pm, renowned puppeteer Martha Dana will be telling stories with her super-sized puppets in the museum’s Project Area. There will also be creative literacy activities for families to enjoy together, including participating in a scavenger hunt, making monkey masks and bookmarks, learning to tell time with Curious George, creating poems, and more.

All Books Alive! activities are included in regular paid admission to the museum: $8 for adults & children, $7 for seniors, and free for children under age 1 and museum members.

The Books Alive! series will continue in 2011 with the visits from the following characters:

Max The Bunny:  January 15, 10 am – 2 pm
The Berenstain Bears:  April 2, 10 am – 2 pm