Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley

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Winner of Picture Book category Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Highly Commended in the UKLA Book Awards 3-6 age category 2014. - Brave readers will love to dive into the wide open jaws of the hungry crocodile on the cover of this book! And courage is needed to continue when it becomes clear that the crocodile is furious because he has fallen right out of one book and right into another! Readers are challenged to peek inside and see what is bothering the crocodile…Can they do it without letting the cross croc escape? An entertaining book with lots to talk about.

The UKLA Book Awards are held annually and are the only UK children’s book awards that are voted for by teachers. The Judges praised Open Very Carefully for its “potential to delight and scare you at the same time”.


Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley

What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was - not to put too fine a point on it - furious? Would you slam that book shut, cram it in the bookshelf for evermore or would you be brave enough to peek?

This very grumpy crocodile has ended up in totally the wrong book, so he proceeds to eat his way out, in this fantastic debut picture book. He tries to escape a storybook that is all wrong for him, but is great fun for the reader! What is he doing now? He's chewing the pictures! And he's eating the letters too! I think his favourites are O and S.

About the Author

When Nicola was 5 years old her parents banned Saturday morning television, and she has been drawing ever since. Nicola grew up in Singapore surrounded by the vibrant colours of the tropics and had not even heard of illustration as a career before she discovered the Illustration course at Edinburgh College of Art. Having graduated from ECA, Nicola has now completed a Masters in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art, as well as pursuing a career in children's book illustration. She 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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Nick Bromley
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Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

6th February 2014




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