What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was — not to put too fine a point on it — wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to peek?
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Text copyright ? 2013 by Nosy Ltd.VERYmemyselfbysupportedallitAlexCrow Illustrations copyright ? 2013 by Nicola O'Byrne Nosy Crow and its logos are trademarks of Nosy Crow Ltd. Used under license. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, transmitted, or stored in an information retrieval system in any form or by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, taping, and recording, without prior written permission from the publisher. First U.S. edition 2013 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 2012942390 ISBN 978-0-7636-6163-2 12 13 14 15 16 17 GBL 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Printed in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China This book was typeset in Blue Century. The illustrations were done in mixed media. Nosy Crow An imprint of Candlewick Press 99 Dover Street Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 www.nosycrow.com www.candlewick.com For my mum and dad, who have always while letting me think I was doing O. For Dylan, Sam, and N. N. OPEN B.
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I'm trying to read you the story 'The Ugly Duckling,' but there's something in this book that shouldn't be here! O nce upon a time, there was a mother duck with three pretty ducklings and one ? Wait a minute! What's that'