Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell

Written by Sue Hendra

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Norman the slug longs to be a snail. If only he had a shell! What Norman wishes for, he gets, but it soon turns out that a shell isn’t such a good thing after all. Can Norman save himself and his shell? If he does, will he stop wishing for more things? Bright and bold illustrations bring the good jokes in this story vividly to life.


Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

Norman is a slug who longs to be a snail - if only he could find a shell! Kids will laugh out loud at Norman's crazy antics as he goes to hilarious lengths to find a shell of his own. But will he be satisfied once he finds one, or will his dreams get bigger and bigger and bigger? Another crazy character from the creator of the hit picture book Barry the Fish with Fingers.


"With similarly bold illustration, eye-catching cover and simple text this has the potential to be another hit" - The Bookseller

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

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Book Info


Board book
32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

13th March 2014




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