Oh No, George!

oh no georgeOur April children's picture book of the month is Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Affable George wants to be good. He tries to be good. But it's hard work being good ALL the time, especially when there's cake involved... When Harris leaves to go shopping he reminds his dog George to stay on his best behaviour. But it isn't always that simple and temptation is everywhere. George knows he should not eat the cake and he knows he should not chase cat. But what will George do?


What the reviewers think

"Howlingly funny, its luridly elegant illustrations will be in frequent demand; ideal for parents and grandparents to read aloud." The Times

"The pictures are bold, dashing and minimalist against brilliant orange. The writing is cannily judged for reading aloud." Guardian


Oh No, George has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013, and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.


Watch the Oh No, George! Trailer


Win a limited edition Oh No, George! print

Simply share your thoughts on the book on the discussion thread here, and you'll be entered to win a limited edition Oh No, George! print. 


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. 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 10 Best New Illustrators. He lives in East London.

Join in the fun and download these free Oh No, George! activity sheets for your little ones.

Go behind the scenes with the author and illustrator Chris Haughton and find out all about the making of the book on the Picture Book Party blog, including original character sketches and initial ideas. 

This giveaway has now closed, but you can buy the book here.



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