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Oh No, George!

Oh No, George!

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He means well, but temptation keeps getting the best of him and before he knows it, the whole house is a mess! This depicts the items importance and also illustrates its appeal helping the reader to slightly empathise with George.

Howlingly funny, its luridly elegant illustrations will be in frequent demand; ideal for parents and grandparents to read aloud. George, the hero of this dog-behaving-badly story from Haughton (LITTLE OWL LOST), hits the canine trifecta: oversize snout, floppy ears, and an anguished expression. Bold, bright illustrations and a story filled with a repeated phrase – “Oh no, George” – brought so much infectious glee to our two year old. In 2007, he was named one of Time magazine's Design 100 for his work for Fair Trade and People Tree. Oh No George' came out in March 2012 and has been nominated for 6 awards in 4 countries including the Roald Dahl Funny award.In this hilarious read-aloud by the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of A Bit Lost and Shh! that is rendered like one really, really talented with the old paint programs we used to use when bored with the computer (before the internet, kids). Perfect for aiding the teaching of behavioral lessons as well as encouraging interaction with the text as it asks its reader direct questions as well as appealing to their analytical skills. The individual's struggle for self-control is subtly conveyed in George's story, which manages to make old concept fresh thanks to George's winning personality and a vibrant, jazzy artistic style.

George is confronted by many things that he loves doing but knows he shouldn't, especially if he is to keep his word that he'll be good. Being a Booktrust Best New Illustrator 2011, you'd expect Chris Haughton's artwork to be amazing - but the sophisticated rich jewel colour palette offers both adults and children something beautiful to look at. No matter how hard he tries to be good, he just can't help himself when it comes to his favourite things. The one where George leaves the cat alone is a perfect example of the marriage between words and images in a picture book (check out the cat's eyes).

The end of the story has a question asking what George will do as he looks tempted this time to go into the rubbish bin. we perceive him straight on allowing us to see his big puppy dog eyes and droopy ears as he knows what he is about to do is wrong. This board book is small and has thick board pages that are filled with colourful illustrations and some text. At three, children can often follow slightly longer stories but they'll still want to hear their old favourites again and again.

Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Chris Haughton, this brand new show for everyone aged 3+ uses acrobatics, slapstick comedy, Sign Supported English and live music to bring George’s chaotic and joyful escapades to life. I bought this on the strength of the recommendations for my two year old granddaughter who loves books. After he behaves badly when his owner Harris is out, he tries harder on a trip to the park - but will he be able to resist temptation? George's naughty behaviour will be familiar to dog-lovers, and is sure to resonate with children, who will soon find themselves giggling over this gorgeous picture book, and joining in with the repeated refrain of 'Oh no, George!However, as it is quite charming in its humor it would could also be enjoyed by those older with lower reading capabilities. At first I found the illustrations a little basic, I wasn't too keen on the computer generated graphic feel of it, but it's grown on me and the pictures and story work really well together.

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