I usually love Curious George books and the PBS cartoon counterpart. The lessons learned, the creativity of a project, the use of science and math are just a few of it's fine attributes. That said, this book is an utter disappointment. If you have seen the episode, "Low, High Score" you know the basics of the book. That said, the parts they used to tell the book version of the story cut out the unique creation and humor of the finished home-made mini-golf course. Ultimately, this book becomes a story of George becoming obsessed with winning and beating Steve. The "math" element is red dots scatted across the mini golf course with the numbers "1, 2, 3, etc" listed inside the dot to notate how many shots it took to get the ball in. Not bad, not great, and not of "Curious George quality" in my opinion. Ultimately, I feel the lessons of teamwork, friendship, creativity, and good sportsmanship are completely lost. One lesson I learned: I can no longer buy Curious George books sight unseen. I simply wouldn't have bought this book in the store, had I read it once.