DOVER — In the world of children’s books, Curious George is a “rock star” who has captivated audiences in many stories, on TV, in movies and in imaginations for generations.
In April, two famous literary figures — Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat — and two authors of other children’s books are planning to visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, which is located at 6 Washington St.
“When Curious George comes to the museum, we always draw around 1,000 people during the four-hour visit. Curious George is like a rock star to little kids,” said Heidi Duncanson, marketing director with the museum.
Duncanson said book launches draw smaller crowds — about a couple dozen families — who want to meet an author or illustrator.
Author and illustrator A.J. Smith is scheduled to visit the museum April 6 at 1 p.m. to introduce his new book “Even Monsters,” which tells why monsters need to put on clean underwear every morning and get a kiss goodnight before bed, according to a release by the museum.
“We like being able to offer children the opportunity to meet real writers and artists whenever we can,” Duncanson said.
On April 12, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat plan to return to the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to read stories, pose for pictures and help with monkey-themed events, which are sponsored by Fidelity Insurance and New Hampshire Public Television, the media partner for this Books Alive program event, according to the release.
Later in the month, author and illustrator Jeannie Brett plans to introduce her new book, “Wild About Bears,” and explain the eight types of bears through illustrations, mask-making and a friendly costumed bear April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These events are included with regular paid admission to the museum — $9 for adults and children, $8 for seniors, no charge for children under 1 and free for museum members. For more, call 742-2002 or go to childrens-museum.org.