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Perfectly Norman

Written by Tom Percival

Illustrated by Tom Percival

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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Strikingly illustrated this is a tale which inspires children to dare to be different and have the courage to stand out.

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Perfectly Norman Synopsis

Norman had always been perfectly normal. That was until the day he grew a pair of wings! Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly - and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will his parents think? What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat. But hiding the thing that makes you different proves tricky and upsetting. Can Norman ever truly be himself? A poignant yet uplifting story about individuality, with stunning artwork in a striking minimal palette from the author/illustrator of Herman's Letter. Fans of Oliver Jeffers and Benj Davies will love it.

Perfectly Norman Press Reviews

This joyous, original paean to individuality is sophisticated but deftly judged; children just starting to sense the invisible burden of peer group disapproval should find it especially heartening. -- Guardian

Warm-hearted and full of the joy of friendship. - Parents in Touch

A lovely story about finding the best way to live is just to be yourself. -- Angels and Urchins

This is a book that children of all ages will identify with. -- Early Years Educator

This is a stunningly beautiful picture book with a heartfelt and uplifting message at its core. The story has been crafted with great love, care and thought. -- Little Parachutes

[T]his is a sweet and truly uplifting story that celebrates diversity in a subtle but unique way, and inspires children to dare to be different and have the courage to stand out. -- BookTrust

This is a stunningly beautiful picture book with a heartfelt and uplifting message at its core - Little Parachutes

If you need a book that tackles overcoming fears and finding your own rightful place in this world, then this is it - Picture Books Blogger

An elevating tale of finding the courage to be true to yourself no matter what - Red Reading Hub

Outstanding - Books For Keeps

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ISBN: 9781408880975
Publication date: 10/08/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408880975
Publication date: 10th August 2017
Author: Tom Percival
Illustrator: Tom Percival
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic

About Tom Percival

Tom Percival studied Graphic Design in South Wales. His illustration career has seen him design Halloween merchandise for a major supermarket, create the character 'Hector' for an Aardman-animated road safety campaign and his book illustration work includes the artwork for the phenomenally successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. As well as illustrating fiction covers, Tom has also written and illustrated three picture books: Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Herman’s Letter is Tom’s first picture book for Bloomsbury.. He lives in Stroud with his partner and ...

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