What's Next Door? (Hardcover)
The crocodile from Open Very Carefully is back, and he’s not happy.
The crocodile from 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, children are encouraged to take part in the story and use their imaginations to guide him door-to-door on his journey. Will he ever find his way home?
About the Author
Nicola O'Byrne was banned from watching Saturday morning television by her parents, and she has been drawing ever since. She grew up in Singapore surrounded by the vibrant colors of the tropics. 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. She lives in Los Angeles.
An adventure in interactive reading, like Hervé Tullet's Press Here (2011) but with a plot.
Colorful double-page spreads with cutouts will easily capture the attention of the intended audience. Children will become engaged and have fun helping Carter in successfully ending his search.
O’Bryne builds light suspense (“I do hope he isn’t going to eat us”) while giving readers an active role in helping Carter make it back to his swampy lagoon.