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Oh No, George!

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The high contrast illustrations make it good for very young children, while toddlers will enjoy the story and saying whether they think George will be naughty or good.

Young children who struggle to follow the rules will feel a bond with George, and the story's present-tense narration and repeated refrains make this a natural for reading aloud.The narrative is funny, George's inner monologue about wanting to be a good boy but just not being able to resist the urge to dig up the plants and eat all the cakes he's forbidden to it just did it for me. Haughton's digitally rendered illustrations have a modern-retro feel, and creative kids will enjoy seeing that the conventional color rules are missing; George is a fuchsia, red, and mulberry delight, while Harry is olive-green with navy blue and aqua hair. No matter how hard he tries to be good, he just can't help himself when it comes to his favourite things.

My only critique would be that I wish George talked a bit more in the last half of the book, since I enjoy doing a George voice. There is an orange theme throughout most of the illustrations although there are some contrasting colours and I just love the way the whole book looks. George feels bad and the story does have a good ending with George learning his lesson (I won't quite explain what happens as it would spoil it), but there is also a brilliant last page that leaves you laughing too. This work speaks to the same moral questions as Lobel's classic treatment of the interplay of desire and self-mastery, "Cookies" in Frog and Toad Together.has no ending, in fact it kind of depends on the fact it has no ending, and I commend it to you without reservation. However for George the cake looks just too delicious to resist and we are shown him having gobbled it all up. This could be a great starting point for a discussion with the class to find out what they think he might do. Anniversary Edition By Chris Haughton It's hard work being good all the time – and it's especially hard for a dog like George! Bold, bright illustrations and a story filled with a repeated phrase – “Oh no, George” – brought so much infectious glee to our two year old.

The art work is so distinctive and the repetition in the text is great for getting little ones involved in 'reading' the story; Oh No, George! George promises Harrison that he's going to be good, but then George spots a cake, and George loves cake, what will he do? By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. It has been translated into 15 languages and won 9 awards in 7 countries including the Dutch Picturebook of the Year.However, George's behaviour turns for the better when he goes out for a walk and behaves well without any temptation to do things that might upset his owner. It appears Harris’s words of upset at George's unruly behaviour have influenced George’s decisions, that is until George smells a bin! Overall this is a nice paced story with beautifully vibrant illustrations that can be enjoyed by teachers, parents and children alike.

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