Author(s): Chris Haughton
Bold, hilarious artwork captures the innocent charm of affable George, a dog who is trying to be good -- with disastrous results.
George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But when George spies a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table, his resolve starts to waver. You see, George loves cake. . . . Uh-oh. What to do now? It's so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! What ever will Harry say when he gets back? Chris Haughton's fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages -- and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2013.
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 With his strong vibrant colours, lively characters and distinctive writing style, Chris Haughton is quickly becoming one of our best new illustrators. - We Love This Book Glorious, vibrant, expressive illustrations - CBI recommended reads of 2012
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. He 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, E8.