Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Oh No, George!

Written by Chris Haughton
Illustrated by Chris Haughton

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 & the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good - with hilarious results! This is the second picture book from rapidly rising star Chris Haughton, whose bold art and psychedelic colour palette appeal to young children and parents alike. Chris was named as one of the Booktrust's Best New Illustrators 2011. A Bit Lost was winner of the 2011 Ellis Dillon award and Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award.

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Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

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

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'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

About the Author

Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is a freelance illustrator and designer from Dublin. In 2007 he was named as one of TIME magazine's DESIGN 100 list for the work he does for Fair Trade and People Tree. Chris has created and taught many courses in Design and Illustration around the world, including Ireland, Hong Kong, Korea and India. His debut picture book, A Bit Lost, was the recipient of Gold in the Children's Book category at the Association of Illustrators annual awards. He has also won the 2011 Marion Vannett Ridgway Award, Dutch Picture Book of the Year and was named one of the Booktrust's Best New Illustrators 2011. He lives in London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2012




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