Chris Haughton’s Oh No, George! is in the same vein as the book Eli, No!, except in Oh No, George!, the star of the story tries to do what’s right, even if he doesn’t always succeed. George is a loveable dog, and he says he’ll be good. He even reminds himself to be good, but sometimes he just can’t resist temptation. Of course George gets into all kinds of trouble, but he has his moments of self control too. Kids will identify with George’s struggle to behave, and they’ll have a few laughs along the way too.
Oh yeah, and the illustrations are the coolest. Chris Haughton also wrote and illustrated Little Owl Lost, another favorite of ours, that has a similar style. The colors are bold and the images feel retro and modern all at the same time. This book has everything: a story that will resonate with kids, exceptional art, and humor that little ones and adults will find amusing.