Friday, 29 January 2016

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes reads the children’s book Oh No, George!

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes reads the children’s book Oh No, George!This week we were thrilled that Breakfast TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has brought Chris Haughton's Oh No, George! to life by reading it as an interactive storybook. Holmes partnered with BookTrust to bring families the online storybook in the hope they will be encouraged to read more with their children. Families can read along with Eamonn, whilst also getting useful tips on how to make reading with their children fun. 

In Chris Haughton's Oh No, George!,  Harris is off to do some shopping. "Will you be good, George?" he asks his dog. George hopes he can. He really wants to ... but chocolate cake is just so very delicious and he does love to chase cat... What will George do now? Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good – with hilarious results!

"My parents would often read me Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. When my father would read the stories he would put on all the different voices and bring it to life for me," said Holmes. "“If parents and carers can get children reading books they think are cool that's great. Because reading for pleasure will help children later in life.”

Visit the Book Trust website to watch the video and read along!