That's our George! Joseph loves him so much and we've read all the books so many times. Now he just tells us which story he wants: "George rides a train." "George flies a kite." "George goes camping." "George and the chocolate factory." When we got the (mass) email that he was making an appearance at our local Pottery Barn Kids, we knew we had to go.
Luckily we were there pretty early and got a good seat. He watched in amazement as they led Curious George in, and with my encouragement (yelling from across the store!) went up for a handshake.
They read the original Curious George story, and he just sat there watching and listening like a good little boy....but also very curious.
Then we went up for a quick "meet and greet" and photo op. Look at that smile!!
By the way, we knew we were being set up, and fully intended on buying the new Curious George sheet set before we even got in the car.