Oh No, George!

I love this book. I love lots and lots of books, but I really love this book.

Chris Haughton is the author/illustrator of Oh No, George! and he’s especially awesome because he tweeted me this link once:

You’re welcome.

Anyway. George is just as dear as Denver and Macy. He just loves cake so much! And dirt! And Cat! Despite George being a mischievous soul, Harry loves him unconditionally. Who doesn’t need assurance from the people we love every once in a while?

And the colors…oh, the colors.

Warm oranges, maroons, magentas, and purples dominate the color palette. So rich and gorgeous.

And check out this color wheel. See how those oranges, reds, and purples are next to each other? Those are called analogous colors, and so this color scheme is called an analogous color harmony. These colors work beautifully together because of their location on the color wheel.

And Harry is also created in an analogous color harmony, with greens, turquoise and navy. So is the cake-eating couple in the park. {I love her hat.}

Together, these harmonies create a soothing and very appealing palette. Whether color palette is the first thing that makes you pick up a book or not, the colors in Oh No, George! create a unique reading experience.

Of course, George does that, too. He’s so sweet.

AND! How fun are the endpapers? I love how they bookend the action in the pages.

And if you’re not entirely convinced to read this book, maybe this trailer will push you over the edge:

George. You rascal.


  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    This looks like a riot! Another purchase to make on June 16th Save the Bookstores Day. Thanks, Carter! (And George.)

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I gotta have this one! I LOVE the color palette! Thanks for sharing this, Carter!

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    So gorgeous!

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I love this cover! I will read this book!

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Oh Yes, Julie!

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    That video is an absolute crackup! And so too is this book!

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    thanks for blogging this carter! love that you posted the denver video too. i love it! hello from george!!

  • Posted May 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Denver always makes me laugh. He’s so sorry for it. So is George! {Who I love and who made some new friends today!} Keep making great books!

  • simki68
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Great colorsheme

  • Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    That video made me laugh. Oh, George! Bad dog.