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Shortlisted for the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Award-winning Chris Haughton’s George is a dog with a terrible habit of getting into trouble! He wants to be good and he tries to be good but, somehow, he keeps on getting into trouble! When he sees a delicious cake in the kitchen, how can he stop himself eating it? Oh No, George! When there’s lovely soil in the garden, he must just dig it up. Oh No, George! All readers will love George and his great instincts and terrible behaviour.
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!
Get a little taste of the book from this trailer:
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
|Publication date:||11th February 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
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 ...More About Chris Haughton