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Oh No, George! [Hardcover]

Chris Haughton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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1 Mar 2012
Harris is off to do some shopping. "Will you be good, George?" he asks. George hopes he can. He really wants to ... but chocolate cake is just so very delicious and he does love to chase cat... What will George do now? Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good – with hilarious results!

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406332259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406332254
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for¬†fair trade clothing company¬†People Tree. His debut book A BIT LOST was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 19 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In Ireland it won the Bisto Children's book of the year and the Eilís Dillon Award for Best Debut Book. In Holland, the Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2012 and in Italy the Premio Andersen Award for overall best published children's book in Italy 2013. OH NO GEORGE! came out in March 2012 and amongst others, won the Junior Magazine Book of the Year. It was nominated for the Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny award. SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN, Chris's third book was published in 2014.

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In 2012, together with Akshay Sthapit he has co-founded a fair trade company in Nepal called NODE. It operates as a non profit and aims to connect the worlds best designers with fair trade organisations. For their first exhibition they asked 18 artists to each design a rug for the Design Museum in London. They are currently being sold online and through the Design Museum Shop.

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An entertaining romp.
--Wall Street Journal

The 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 Reviews

Haughton'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?

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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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4.8 out of 5 stars
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Our favourite book 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh No George 3 May 2012
By 4gracie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of magic 6 May 2012
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But I love... 10 Jun 2013
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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 30 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read! 17 May 2013
By Gdad
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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4.0 out of 5 stars What will George do next 20 April 2013
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 8 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh no, George
very cute book that my son loved to read again and again. the illustrations are engaging and the story is very cute
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Child liked it
Child liked it more than I did, but that's the point I suppose! Age 4 at the outside I'd say.
Published 2 months ago by janex
5.0 out of 5 stars We all know a George
Who doesn't know a George? This book is so true, it's hilarious! My 18-month-old son loves this book, and laughs at my expressions while I'm reading it to him.
Published 5 months ago by R.G.
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for families with a naughty dog!
LOVE this book!
We are a dog loving family and can see character traits in George that reflect several of the dogs we know! Read more
Published 6 months ago by S. Needs
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Recommended by the Times and it certainly lived up to the reviews. Lovely book for my grandson and his dog!
Published 9 months ago by Ca
3.0 out of 5 stars On No george
Not as pithy as expected & the illustrations not as good as the few one can see in the advert for this book on You Tube. Generally rather disappointed by this picture book.
Published 9 months ago by Pat45
5.0 out of 5 stars so funny :)
Really enjoyed this book, so funny. Perfect for kids.
Really glad we chose this book. :) . . . .
Published 12 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Yes, George
Classic children's picture book. Great for an adult to read and a child to join in with (much shouting of "Oh No, George!" in our household). Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely, engaging picture book
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I love this book! I really wish that it had been around when my son was a bit younger. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Big Book Little Book
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