Perfectly Norman

Perfectly Norman

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 237 x 300 x 7mm | 208g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour throughout
  • 1408880970
  • 9781408880975
  • 9,003

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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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About Tom Percival

Tom Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. Tom writes and illustrates his own picture books, including Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps (HarperCollins) and Jack's Amazing Shadow (Pavilion). Perfectly Norman is Tom's fourth picture book for Bloomsbury, following Herman's Letter, Herman's Holiday, Bubble Trouble and By the Light of the Moon. Tom lives in Stroud with his partner and their two small children.
www.tom-percival.com
@TomPercivalsays
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Rating details

603 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 39% (235)
4 40% (243)
3 17% (105)
2 3% (19)
1 0% (1)
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