Oh No, George! By Chris Haughton

Hello!

Tonight’s review is, quite simply, hilarious. It’s transferable between children and children who have fur! We identify a lot with this book, we have Beebop (without fur, obviously) and ten furry babies of different species! This book is a Guardian Books favourite and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal in 2013, alongside many other international awards.

Oh no, George is the story of a dog who just wants to be good. He really, really wants to be good. However, there are things that test his resolve, such as cake, cats and soil. Does George make the right choice and be good when he is left alone?

Front Cover

Front Cover

The illustrations are really bold, minimalist and so expressive, the front cover is the perfect example of a doggy’s guilty face.

George. .  . . with cake!

George. . . . with cake!

Beebop loves George. At every “Oh no, George!” she was giggling. It’s very endearing and warm. The best bit is that, even though George doesn’t make the best choices, he gets forgiven. We all make mistakes – let’s be honest, it’s hard to say no to cake!

Chris has a website, Twitter and Facebook  to keep up to date with all his news and other works.

If you have a George at home, send us an email at beebopsbooksblog@outlook.com, Facebook us by clicking here or send us a Tweet here. We’d love to hear your stories!

Does your child have a favourite book they’d like to share with us? Send us your review, along with a photo of you reading your book to beebopsbooksblog@outlook.com and we’ll share it on our blog.

This post is dedicated to our own Georges, who are also big fans of cake and soil!

Milo -likes emptying bins at 3am

Milo -likes emptying bins at 3am

Boo - likes to steal your seat

Boo – likes to steal your seat

Alfie - hates chickens, loves selfies!

Alfie – hates chickens, loves selfies!

Clyde - our old man (and the best behaved!)

Clyde – our old man (and the best behaved!)

Pops - Our other gentleman and joint best behaved with Clyde!

Pops – Our other gentleman and joint best behaved with Clyde!

Ula - chief beggar of food!

Ula – chief beggar of food!

Poppy (sticky up ears) and Rex (lop ears) - Love digging 6 foot tunnels in the garden!

Poppy (sticky up ears) and Rex (lop ears) – Love digging 6 foot tunnels in the garden!

Pippin - loves eating baby porridge off spoons!

Pippin – loves eating baby porridge off spoons!

Sophie - a rabbit Houdini. Can exit a run/shed and break into a bag of food without any trace of how she managed it!

Sophie – a rabbit Houdini. Can exit a run/shed and break into a bag of food without any trace of how she managed it!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s