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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...


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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 15, 2012


    32 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • EBook


    September 18, 2012

    Andersen Digital

    32 pages

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