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It's hard work being good all the time - and it's especially hard for a dog like George!

A board book edition of the hilarious read-aloud romp by the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of A Bit Lost and Shh! We Have a Plan, this is the story of George the dog. His owner, Harris, is off to do some shopping. "Will you be good, George?" he asks his dog. 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? Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good - with hilarious results!

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3rd October '17
I read it to TiliBo aged 8 aged 8 & to Jetty aged 6 aged 6
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
The pictures are simply stunning, wonderful colours although I was a little apprehensive of reading something so bright at bedtime. George The Dog is adorable and we all cried out "AAWW" when he gives his owner his favourite toy to say sorry. The ending is perfect. I wish it was longer. Good opportunity to discuss good behaviour and giving praise for it.
10th May '17
I read it to RS aged 6 aged 6 & to ES aged 2 aged 2
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
We love this author! another fantastic story with bold illustrations and easy to follow story. My children both love it! Simple repetitive text means mytwo year old has already memorised it.

Tells the story of a cheeky dog (George) and what mischief he gets up to when his owner is out. Then contrasts with George realising that he hadn't been good so he does his best to rectify it. Ends on a bit of a cliffhanger which is good fun as it prompts discussion between my children about what George does next.
2nd July '15
Read to a child aged Under 1
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
George is a dog with impeccable good intentions, promising his owner he'll be 'very good' when left alone... until cats and cake and soil intervene... Bold, retro illustrations that reminded me of the pink panther cartoons chart George's struggles to be good and mere eye movements show George's dilemmas and victories - from the third page, adults will be laughing before the kids at the sight of him trotting along, nose up, thinking, 'I hope I'll be good'. Every page builds expectations and our 9-month-old wheezes with excitement from the first words. A lovely read for fun and also to teach little ones about the perils of being impulsive - although George has such fun, the opposite may be true!
15th March '16
I read it to AvaW aged 2 aged 2
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
George is a dog, who likes to think he can be good. When his owner leaves him on his own, he ends up making a mess of the house and eating a whole cake that was left in he house. My daughter laughs out loud at this book. George is a cheeky dog but he's very likeable. My daughter likes it because it will say something that George has seen like cake, which he likes but he is supposed to be being good, then it will say 'what will George do'? And my daughter likes telling me what she thinks he will do. It's simple, with repetition, which is great for little ones, and well written. 
27th December '17
I read it to Piglet aged 6 aged 6
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
This book is probably a bit young for my son's but we discovered it hidden away when we were tidying up, and I was asked to read it.  It was great re-discovering this tale of George the dog who WANTS to be good, but sometimes finds it difficult to do the 'right' thing. This is a very appealing book to young children trying to control their impulses (and to be fair, I think a lot is adults would also struggle not to eat an unattended cake - or is that just me?!?!). What I love about this book is that it lets children know that they are not the only ones who find this difficult, while also reminding adults how difficult it is for toddlers. 

This book is very funny, and my son and I laughed a lot reading this together. George the dog is very lovable and we loved guessing together what he might do in each situation. A great book that my six year still enjoyed, and a great re-discovering for us both.
22nd February '18
I read it to RC13 aged 5 aged 5
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
We've really enjoyed other books by this author. The illustrations are so bright and colourful. The story follows a dog and his struggles between doing the right thing and doing what a dog would do! You find yourself both hoping that he behaves, but also feeling a but sorry for him. My daughter thought the ending was great.
19th February '16
I read it to Eliza Shippey aged 6 aged 6
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
This book is great it's not very long but the pictures and actual story make up for that . George is a cheeky dog which you can't help but love as you can see why he does what he does . Especially if you own a dog yourself . My oldest daughter loved listening and also reading it and has also taken to school as a favourite book . I would definitely recommend to friends and family . 
8th April '18
I read it to Miss-ie-davis aged 5 aged 5
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
This book is a great way to open a discussion about making good choices and saying sorry. It is very open ended, allowing the child to guess what is happening and will happen next.
9th March '17
Tommyd read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
We love this book and we love George. He tries so hard to be good ... The illustrations are modern and v bright. Tommy loves it when we say 'Oh no George!' A feel good, modern book which makes us smile.
22nd July '17
I read it to TheFarter aged 6 aged 6 & to TheBurper aged 4 aged 4
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
5 stars
A great fun story about a naughty doggy called George who gets up to all sorts of mischief while his owner is out. When his owner gets back and is cross at all the mess, George is sad and does his best to put everything right and they are friends again. They go out for a walk with George trying valiantly to be on his best behaviour. It ends with George facing a dilemma whether to behave or do something a bit naughty!

Both my boys aged 6 and 4 love this book! A nice, simple fun read. 
7th September '16
I read it to Soopa aged 1 aged 1
Oh No, George! 9781406357912
3 stars
This is a fun story about a dog trying to be good. I was disappointed that it wasn't truly a board book more just a thicker-paper book. The illustrations are quirky and refreshing and the story is funny although we talk to my daughter about it when we read it as a dog is meant to dig holes, forage for food etc - it might sound like we're getting a bit too deep about it but it's interesting to talk to kids about what is instinctive and what is good behaviour (in child friendly language of course).
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About Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. His debut book 'A Bit Lost' was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 19 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In the UK it won...

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About Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. His debut book 'A Bit Lost' was first published in English in September 2010. It has been...

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