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!
Board book: 32 pages
Age Range: 3 - 5 years
Publisher: Walker Books (7 Aug. 2014)
Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.6 x 16 cm
'Howlingly funny, its luridly elegant illustrations will be in frequent demand; ideal for parents and grandparents to read aloud.'Times
'The pictures are bold, dashing and minimalist against brilliant orange. The writing is cannily judged for reading aloud'Guardian
'Set to a gorgeously rich colour palette of purples, orange and deep crimson, this is a delightfully playful tale with minimal text but oodles of personality that shows how the best intentions can go awry.'Junior
'I think I have been in love with George from the moment the book publicist showed me the proofs of this book. Finally published, we can tell you about this lovely rogue. He tries to be good but it's hard work, especially when there's a cat to chase and a cake to devour...'Angels and Urchins
About the Author:
Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and author living in London. He has published four books and one app.