This is a fun and unique story within a story. It starts as “The Ugly Duckling,” but then the story gets an interesting visitor. A crocodile makes his way into the story and cannot seem to figure out how he is supposed to fit. It was hilarious to watch the ugly duckling interact with the crocodile. I think that students are really going to enjoy the surprise and mystery of the story line.
Review by Cindy Dunn, Granite School District Elementary Library Supervisor
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
Written by Nick Bromley, Illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne
Release Date: February 26, 2013
ISBN: 9780763661632 (hardcover)