Thursday, 21 July 2011

Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

2011, Simon and Schuster
pages, Paperback
Review copy

Children's, Picture book

Summary from Simon and Schuster

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?

Nayuleska's reasons for loving Norman...he is one extremely determined slug, with great ambition which makes a hilarious read.

What is the style of illustration? Bright, bold and funky colours, a variety of techniques used.

Is there a message for the reader? No matter how insane they seem to others, follow your dreams as you never know where they will take you. (Although I do advise against trying to copy exactly what Norman does!)

My favourite part was...Norman's last experiment which had me in fits of laughter.

This uplifting book gets 10E/10E.

Suggested read
For another funny read  try Ernest by Catherine Rayner

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