Ababu, a Ghugai! (Oh No, George!) by Chris Haughton


Ababu, a Ghugai! (Oh No, George!) by Chris Haughton

Anrai is off to do some shopping. Will you be good, Gugai? he asks. Gugai hopes he can. He really wants to ...but chocolate cake is just so very delicious and he does love to chase cat...What will Gugai do now? Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable Gugai, a loveable dog, struggling with his conscience!


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 This is a visual romp Independent

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 3


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Publication date

6th March 2014



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