Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley
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What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was — not to put too fine a point on it — wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to peek?

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Nick Bromley works in educational publishing. His collaboration with Nicola O’Byrne and Nosy Crow on the words for Open Very Carefully is his publishing debut.Nicola O’Byrne was banned from watching Saturday morning television by her parents and she has been drawing ever since. She grew up in Singapore surrounded by the vibrant colors of the tropics and had not even heard of illustration as a career before she discovered the Illustration course at Edinburgh College of Art. She has a masters in printmaking from Camberwell College of Art. Nicola O’Byrne gets most of her ideas for children’s books when she should be working on something else, and bases all of her characters on people she knows. She lives in England.
Published February 26, 2013 by Nosy Crow. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A scribble over Hans Christian Andersen’s name on the title page is only the first sign that the classic tale’s been hijacked.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In this inventive and frequently funny book for children ages 3 - 5, writer Nick Bromley and illustrator Nicola O'Byrne put on display the challenges of dealing with a diffi...

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PreS-Gr 2—While readers can detect a degree of rowdiness from the gaping crocodile snout on the cover, the book opens with a gentle, if flippant, start to "The Ugly Duckling" and a pat illustration to match. But barely one sentence in, the story is interrupted by the tail of a crocodile who break...

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What starts out as a retelling of “The Ugly Duckling” goes quickly awry when the narrator spots a sinister spiky tail on the text page (“There’s something in this book that shouldn’t be here!”).

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