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Kids' book of the month

Oh No, George! - Chris Haughton

Oh No George!It's hard work being good all the time. And it's especially hard for a dog like George!

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?

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


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.

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You can also join in the fun by downloading these free Oh No, George! activity sheets for your little ones.

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. 

Oh No, George! printChris 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 London.

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.

All our free copies have now gone but you can still buy Oh No, George! online and from all good bookshops. 

We've started a thread - so if you have received a copy of the book do make sure you join the discussion. We have ten lovely Oh No, George! prints (pictured left) on offer for gransnetters who post: add your comments here.