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About the book
  • Published: 15 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849390651
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

The Tale of Georgie Grub

A cautionary tale to delight children and adults alike.

Georgie Grub would not give himself a scrub. His mother had done everything she could think of to persuade him to wash, but eventually she had to give up. Georgie was delighted! Now he could be as dirty as he liked. But by the time Georgie has realised what the consequences will be, it's already too late...

  • Pub date: 15 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849390651
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Margaret Chamberlain

Margaret Chamberlain was born in London and grew up in Weybridge, Surrey. She studied at the Royal College of Art. With Quentin Blake as her tutor, she was inspired to start illustrating children's books. She now lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset with her husband Ian Dicks, the cartoonist.

Praise for The Tale of Georgie Grub

“Ideal if you're looking for something a bit cheeky, a bit naughty, and lots of fun. Recommended.”

Keith Dudhnath, TheBookbag.co.uk

“Vibrant illustrations full of colour, energy and life couple the text in an equally humorous way.”

Early Years Educator

“A very enjoyable cautionary tale with flowing text and really funny illustrations. Children will love this one.”

Parents In Touch

“A book which is likely to bring smiles to many children's faces.”

The School Librarian

“Funny cautionary tale with wonderful rhyming text.”


“An amusing cautionary tale that may be put to use as a warning for other soap-and-water-shy children.”


“A hilarious and blithely grim cautionary tale. Willis' agile rhymes dance across the page.”

Jake Hope, The Bookseller

“This book is so delightful, everyone will want to read it lots of times.”

Armadillo Magazine

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