What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a crocodile had fallen out of one story and into yours and was – not to put too fine a point on it – furious? That’s what’s happened in Open Very Carefully, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne with words by Nick Bromley – a fantastic picture book debut that’s out this week. This beautifully illustrated hardback – with clever die cuts at the end – is a wonderful celebration of books and words that’s great for discussing how stories and pictures “work”.
To celebrate the book’s publication, we’ve made some special downloadable activity sheets – dot-to-dots, spot-the-differences, colouring-in, and more. Use the arrows to scroll through the full selection below and click each image to download a printable PDF:
You can also take a look inside the book, below:
And if you like what you see, you can order Open Very Carefully online here – it will be in bookshops on Thursday. If you do buy a copy, we’d love to hear what you think of it!