|Title: Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
By: Nick Bromley
Illustrated: Nicola O’Byrne
Categories / Themes: picture book, humour, animals.
Read: 03rd December, 2014
Rating: 5 / 5
Obtained: Bought by someone I know, as a gift for someone else.
Crossposted Review to: Goodreads
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite is by Nick Bromley and features the illustrations of Nicola O’Byrne. We begin with a lovely little story, though someone is crashing the party. A crocodile! What’s he doing here? The crocodile causes ever such a mess! He begins eating words and even later munches a hole through the back of the book. It is a fantastic book. It has adorable drawings and a lovely story.
I think the thing children will appreciate most about the book is that the narration is entertaining and is easy to follow. It talks to the reader in such a way that that any child will feel like they’re being useful in helping getting rid of this monster. I also appreciate that one of the main themes is that we can make the crocodile less scary through what we do in the journey and that it gets children to consider their options when they have a problem.
Overall, it’s a great story and is fun for any reader.
I borrowed a purchased copy and got the opportunity to read it before it was given to away. These are just my honest thoughts on it.