Curious George Is No Monkey

This not a new controversy, but it still has been bothering me. One of the Wee Bairn’s favorite books is Curious George Feeds the Animals. In this book, it says that George was a curious little monkey.

Any first year Anthropology student can tell you that all monkeys have tails and Curious George plainly has absolutely no tail. Curious George is, in fact, a chimpanzee which is a primate.

George is actually a curious chimp.

I have already explained all of this to the Wee Bairn and I am positive that he understand the structural difference. Next we will have to have a talk about the difference between Old World and New World monkeys.

–Jane, can’t let the young ones be led astray

3 thoughts on “Curious George Is No Monkey

  • September 5, 2009 at 8:50 am
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    Unless, of course, he’s a Barbary macaque.

  • September 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm
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    When will you discuss European and North African swallows?

    Very important to learn if he wants to be a King.

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