CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2006 |
Alan J. Shalleck, who collaborated with the co-creator of "Curious George" to bring the mischievous monkey to television and publish a series of book sequels, was found dead outside his home Tuesday, and police were treating the death as a possible homicide. A maintenance man found the bloodied body of Shalleck, 76, covered in garbage bags in the driveway of his mobile home. Police said it had been there for at least a day. Police spokeswoman Sgt.
April 9, 2002 |
There's something delightfully simian about so many humans. Yet it is unacceptable to eyeball Uncle Lou or Baby Bob or one's spouse and comment: "You look like a monkey to me." Egos would be bruised. If, however, a particular monkey is specified--Curious George--the remark might be taken as endearment. For the past 60 years, Curious George has been the cutest, sweetest, most inquisitive and adventurous primate in children's literature. Notice, we did not say smart.