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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406332259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406332254
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 0.9 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An entertaining romp.--Wall Street JournalThe individual's struggle for self-control is subtly conveyed in George's story, which manages to make old concept fresh thanks to George's winning personality and a vibrant, jazzy artistic style... Young children who struggle to follow the rules will feel a bond with George, and the story's present-tense narration and repeated refrains make this a natural for reading aloud.--Kirkus ReviewsHaughton's retro illustrations capture George's inner turmoil in both the position of his ears and the subtle shift of his eyeballs. Of course, there are no kids out there who struggle with resisting temptation, so this book won't resonate at all . . . right?--Booklist

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It's hard work being good all the time. And it's especially hard for a dog like George!

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By katieisabel on 24 July 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My one year son has a HUGE collection of books thanks to his over enthusiastic mummy. We have all the Mog books, Meg and Mog, Mr Men, Shirley Hughes, Allan and Janet Ahlberg...but this is his favourite. By a mile. As soon as we say the title, he gets excited and as soon as it's finished, he starts crying. He would happily listen to this all day. As soon as George does something naughty and we shout out 'Oh No George' he stars laughing.
We bought this after seeing it in The Guardian's top 10 children's books. It earned its place. You and the little people in your life will not be disappointed!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DJ Dave Boring on 10 Jun 2013
Format: Paperback
I wasn't aware of the author's previous books or its status as a Guardian favourite - I bought this book purely based on the cover illustration: such an expression of doggy guilt, so simply captured. Usually, say when buying a record or a film, this tactic can be the kiss of death but, in this instance, it paid off.

The writing style is simple and easy to follow with a few words on each page (large enough to read without my glasses when this book is inevitably thrust at my face first thing in the morning) and, if you like the cover, then the artwork inside is as equally delightful. The story itself is all about choice: George is left home alone by friend/owner Harris and our doggy protagonist is then faced with a choice on each page and we're asked "What will George Do?". Predictably enough, George chooses badly, amusingly leading us to the "Oh No, George!" refrain of the title. This being a children's book though, forgiveness isn't far away and George is given a second chance to make good and perhaps some better choices. So, a gentle step into the massive world of decision-making or a study of potential compulsive behaviour for aspiring therapists everywhere? Either way, it's a fun book and a quick read and I've found that the more you emote George's thoughts when you read it aloud, the better the story goes. My two little guys (two and five) love it equally and I'm happy to keep reading it for them.

Recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Thomas C. Collins on 6 May 2012
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Having read A Little Bit Lost, and falling in love with the illustrations style, I didn't care about the story when I bought this for a birthday present. I think the illustrations are fantastic, I also like the story telling too. As a previous reviewer has said if you know how dogs behave and and think then you'll find a lot of familiarity in this.
Wonderfully executed.
I highly recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By 4gracie on 3 May 2012
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I thought first of all this would be too 'young' for my 5 year old grandaughter , but she joined in so quickly & thought it was such fun , i was pleased i bought it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By puppetsal on 30 Sep 2013
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What a great book, not quite as good as "a bit lost" but still well worth having, not always do the grown ups enjoy reading a book as much as the kids. With this one we do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gdad on 17 May 2013
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This book is fantastic, bought for my daughter because our dog is just as naughty as George! Great bold illustrations with a funny story to set them off. My daughter loves the pictures and I'm sure when she is older this will be a story time favourite!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book chatter on 20 April 2013
Format: Paperback
George is a loveable character who has a wayward streak. He can't help liking cake or chasing things, and so consequently get's into trouble. He tries to be good but does he succeed at the end? Very bright, simple illustrations which I wasn't so sure about. Shortlisted for the 2013 Greenaway medal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer N. on 8 Jan 2013
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My 2-year old grand-daughter loves this book. We read it several times every time she visits - she knows every word off by heart. Very simple, but very effective.
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