(0)
 
Open Very Carefully : A Book with Bite
by Nick Bromley and Nicola O'byrne

Overview - 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?  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • Retail Price: $15.99
  • $12.15
    (Save 24%)

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock. Usually ships within 24 hours.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 21 copies from $11.29
 
 
 

More About Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley; Nicola O'byrne
 
 
 
Overview
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?

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763661632
  • ISBN-10: 0763661635
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Interactive Adventures
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

This metafictional attempted telling of “The Ugly Duckling” gets derailed when a louche crocodile intrudes and starts consuming the narrative from the inside (“Now he’s gobbling up... whole words and sentences!”). Aided by the mousy gray duckling, the alarmed narrator tries to save the story, even enlisting readers’ help to lull the crocodile to sleep or shake him from the book’s pages. This is a lively read with many prompts for interactivity and a format that makes it a good choice for both lap reads and preschool circle time (it’s hard to imagine the child that won’t laugh when a giant pink crayon swoops in to give the sleeping croc a tutu and ballet slippers). Debut author Bromley stumbles with the wrapup to his self-referential story, closing with a weak “Where do you think he’ll turn up next?” Regardless, O’Byrne’s crocodile is a personable antihero—she underscores his disruptive nature by drawing him in a brash, aggressive style that contrasts mischievously with her soft, storybook duckling—and her integration of typography and action is consistently ingenious. Ages 3–up. (Feb.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION