Open very carefully

This story is all wrong for the crocodile trapped in it, but is great fun for the reader! A lovely book for sharing and discussing how words and pictures work, with beautiful illustrations that make it truly special. It is a wonderful book about books.



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detail product

  • Author : Nick Bromley
  • Illustrator : Nicola O'Byrne
  • Published in : UK, 2013
  • Style : interactive

about the author

Nick Bromley

Nick Bromley has enjoyed writing for as long as he can remember, but only got his act together and started writing for children a few years ago. His first picture book, Open Very Carefully, was published by Nosy Crow in 2013. It won the 2014 Waterstones’ Picture Book of the Year, and was selected to be the Book Trust Booktime book for 2015-16. He is married with three children, and when he is not trying to write, works in educational publishing. Find out more @

Nicola O'Byrne

When Nicola was 5 years old her parents banned Saturday morning television, and she has been drawing ever since. Born in Swaziland, Nicola grew up in Singapore and has lived in Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Edinburgh, London and Cambridge. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Sjoerd, and their invisible dog, Chewbacca. lege of Art. In her spare time she enjoys weightlifting and baking.

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