What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Chris Haughton

h1 January 26th, 2012 by jules


“Harry is going out. ‘Will you be good, George?’ asks Harry.
‘Yes,’ says George. ‘I’ll be very good.’”

Tomorrow morning at Kirkus, I take a look at the new picture book from author and illustrator duo Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault. It’s called Virginia Wolf, and I love it. (I also very briefly discuss the topic of depression in contemporary picture books.) The link will be here tomorrow.

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Last week, I covered Chris Haughton’s Oh No, George!, which will be released by Candlewick in March. I noted in that write-up that Haughton is a British author/illustrator, but he’s really Irish (and currently living in London). So, that’s for the record there. Error all fixed.

I like this book. Funny and puts the very quirk in quirky. But there’s more about it at last week’s link. Above is a spread from it, and here’s one more. Enjoy.


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OH NO, GEORGE!. Copyright © 2012 by Chris Haughton. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

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3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Chris Haughton”

  1. HAH! This is fun on so many levels: the colors, the crazed eyes as he chomps the cake… put such a smile on my face!


  2. I really like the looks of Oh No, George.


  3. ‘Little Owl Lost’ is one of my daughter’s favorite books and was such a hit when I read it for storytime last fall. Looking forward to reading ‘Oh No, George’ in March.


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