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Oh No, George! [Paperback]

Chris Haughton
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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Book Description

7 Mar 2013
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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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (7 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406344761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406344769
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 24.6 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Howlingly funny, its luridly elegant illustrations will be in frequent demand; ideal for parents and grandparents to read aloud. - Times The pictures are bold, dashing and minimalist against brilliant orange. The writing is cannily judged for reading aloud - Guardian Set to a gorgeously rich colour palette of purples, orange and deep crimson, this is a delightfully playful tale with minimal text but oodles of personality that shows how the best intentions can go awry. - Junior I think I have been in love with George from the moment the book publicist showed me the proofs of this book. Finally published, we can tell you about this lovely rogue. He tries to be good but it's hard work, especially when there's a cat to chase and a cake to devour - - Angels and Urchins With his strong vibrant colours, lively characters and distinctive writing style, Chris Haughton is quickly becoming one of our best new illustrators. - We Love This Book Glorious, vibrant, expressive illustrations - CBI recommended reads of 2012

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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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18 of 18 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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5 of 5 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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7 of 7 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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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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5.0 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
I wish I hadn't bought this, not a hit, bit boring. We loved A Bit Lost so I had high hopes, but no... (2 and a half year old girl)
Published 2 days ago by Shrapnel
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This is a very very simple story, with little impact on a 2 year old.
Published 2 days ago by Baloo
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent item and service ~ thank you
Speedy delivery , excellent item and service ~ thank you.
Published 21 days ago by clay B
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the illustrations
My daughter loves this book so much, we yell the strap line together (OH NO GEORGE!!!) as we read it. Love the illustrations, wish Mr Haughton would hurry up and write more.
Published 1 month ago by Diana Steinway
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
We adore this book. Witty and delightfully illustrated, my three year old grasped the humour and it has become one of our very favourite books along with Jon Klassen's I want my... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cozzyboz
5.0 out of 5 stars Ha ha
What a lovely book, I think I enjoyed it more than baby! This might be because the colour palette is so limited and grown ups know lots of dogs/people like George!
Published 3 months ago by K. O'Malley
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes a great present
I love Chris Haughton's books, and so does my two-year-old. This one makes a great present, especially for people with dogs in the family!
Published 4 months ago by Jesse C Ingham
5.0 out of 5 stars got to be one of the best kids books out there!
loving this, great illustrations and our two year old wants to read it time after time, it's a great pressie for friends with kids swell!
Published 4 months ago by Big doug
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 6 months 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 7 months ago by janex
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