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Nicola O'Byrne - Author

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.

Featured books by Nicola O'Byrne

The Last Book Before Bedtime

The Last Book Before Bedtime

3+ readers

Author: Nicola O'Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2016

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.

Other books by Nicola O'Byrne

Bad Cat!

Bad Cat!

Author: Nicola O'Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Fluffykins is a lovely cat. He wouldn't do anything naughty . . . would he? But what's this? He's knocked over the flowers, tangled up all the knitting, bent the blinds, trodden on the laptop AND scratched the sofa . . . and he won't say sorry. What a bad cat! Whatever will Fluffykins do next? This witty and perfectly-paced story by award-winning author-illustrator Nicola O'Byrne revels in all the mayhem of living with a feline friend.

Bad Cat!

Bad Cat!

Author: Nicola O'Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Fluffykins is a lovely cat. He wouldn't do anything naughty . . . would he? But what's this? He's knocked over the flowers, tangled up all the knitting, bent the blinds, trodden on the laptop AND scratched the sofa . . . and he won't say sorry. What a bad cat! Whatever will Fluffykins do next? This witty and perfectly-paced story by award-winning author-illustrator Nicola O'Byrne revels in all the mayhem of living with a feline friend.

The Rabbit, the Dark and the Biscuit Tin

The Rabbit, the Dark and the Biscuit Tin

Author: Nicola O'Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Rabbit doesn't want to go to bed, and thinks if it doesn't get dark he won't have to, so he decides to kidnap The Dark and trap it in a biscuit tin. Now he can stay up all night long. But The Dark reminds Rabbit of all the good things that he does. What about all the nocturnal animals? he asks . . . and surely you can't have a yummy breakfast of toast and honey and fresh orange juice unless you've been to bed? But the BEST thing about The Dark, of course, is reading a really good bedtime story . . . Includes a surprise fold-out spread.

What's Next Door?

What's Next Door?

Author: Nicola O'Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Carter, the crocodile hero of Open Very Carefully, is back and he's NOT happy. All he wants to do is find his way home, but he can't get there by himself - he needs YOUR help! In this unique interactive book, with brilliantly designed die-cut pages, children are encouraged to take part in the story, to create a door in the page and use their imagination to guide Carter into new environments, from stormy seas to hot deserts and icy lands. But will that cranky croc and the little friends he's made along the way ever find their way home?

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