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?
The illustrations are really bold, minimalist and so expressive, the front cover is the perfect example of a doggy’s guilty face.
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!
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This post is dedicated to our own Georges, who are also big fans of cake and soil!
Alfie – hates chickens, loves selfies!