Here, George! (Sandra Boynton Board Books) Board book – Illustrated, 1 May 2018
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Readers are let in on a secret in this story of a white dog that appears to spend much of his time perched on his knobby haunches and staring. When George’s family calls to him—“Here, George!”—George stays perfectly still: “George does not move.” After watching “the man and the lady and the child drive away” (they never appear on the page) and taking a nap, George perks up at the sound of distant music. Unexpectedly, “now George is dancing. And dancing. And dancing.” Once George’s family comes home and calls out to him, Boynton and Booth return to the previous formula: “George does not move, except for his happy tail.” New Yorker cartoonist Booth demonstrates his keen sense of the comedy to be found in contrast, as George goes from being nonresponsive and glum to kicking up his heels when no one is watching. -- Publishers Weekly ― April 2, 2018
About the Author
George Booth is a long-time cartoonist for The New Yorker. His illustrations have become an iconic feature of the magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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- Publisher : Little Simon; Illustrated edition (1 May 2018)
- Language : English
- Board book : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1534429646
- ISBN-13 : 978-1534429642
- Reading age : 1 - 5 years
- Item Weight : 318 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.29 x 15.24 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #121,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Honestly, when I first read this book, I would have given it 1 star. I was not impressed by the illustration and the simplicity seemed to be dull to my child and I. However, the more I read this book, the more it grows on me. I love George, he is a silly old dog with a peculiar personality that makes this book fun to read to my child. I have the opportunity to make voices and point to key elements in the illustration as we read, and am able to make this book interactive. It has become a bedtime & night time book that my son sleeps with.
I would recommend this book to any child who likes dogs, dancing, and who is learning to speak and any parent who is willing to read the same book over and over again. I hope George can make an appearance in some additional books someday.