The Last Book Before Bedtime by Nicola O'Byrne
  

The Last Book Before Bedtime

Written by Nicola O'Byrne
Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne

Baby and Toddler   Bedtime Reading   

RRP £7.99

The Lovereading4Kids comment

It might be the most important story of the day, but in Nicola O’Byrne’s witty book the telling of the last book before bedtime is hijacked completely by the characters. The narrator wants to tell the story of the three little pigs, but has only just got the attention of the protagonists when Cinderella bursts onto the scene, insisting her story is best for bedtime. The pigs kindly agree to play the ugly sisters but things go awry again when instead of the Fairy Godmother, the Big Bad Wolf appears! Chaos ensues and the book is ripped apart, before the characters create a story they’re all happy with. Great fun for children and parents alike. A warning though – this definitely won’t be the last book of the day, you’ll have to read another! ~ Andrea Reece

For more metafictional picture book fun try Beware of Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child and Iby Emily Gravett as well as Nicola O’Byrne’s prize-winning book Open Very Carefully.

Win a copy of HATS OF FAITH

There should be more books like this: in bright, appealing illustrations it tells children how people of different faiths cover their heads to show their love for God. This beautifully illustrated, board book aims to teach children, parents and educators about the shared custom of head covering across the Jewish, Sikh, Christian, Rastafarian, and Islamic faiths. Hats of Faith helps prepare young children for our culturally diverse, modern world and encourages tolerance and understanding.

To have a chance of winning one of three copies of Hats of Faith, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 5 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 19 October 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 15/10/2017

Synopsis

The Last Book Before Bedtime by Nicola O'Byrne

A familiar fairy tale is turned topsy-turvy when Cinderella hijacks the story of The Three Little Pigs, then Little Red Riding Hood jumps in, adamant that her story is better because it's full of danger. And then the Big Bad Wolf turns up too! But disaster strikes! Uh-oh! What will they do? The reader is still awake and needs a story! The characters make up their own story, of course, and one with enough funniness, romance, danger AND cake (obviously) to keep everyone happy.

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.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Nicola O'Byrne
More books by Nicola O'Byrne

Author's Website

www.nicolaobyrne.com/

Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

14th January 2016

ISBN

9780857635983

Categories


You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools