Perfectly Norman (Big Bright Feelings)
This empowering title in the Big Bright Feelings series is about embracing and celebrating what makes you unique.
Norman had always been perfectly normal . . . until one day, he grows a pair of wings! Afraid of what people will think, Norman covers them up with a big coat. Can Norman find the courage to be himself?
While we all might feel afraid about standing out, Perfectly Norman shows that there's nothing better than being yourself!
The Big Bright Feelings picture books provide kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics--from being true to yourself, to worrying, to anger management, to making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings.
Read all the books in the Big Bright Feelings series!
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Praise For Perfectly Norman (Big Bright Feelings)…
"A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly." - starred review, Foreword Reviews
"The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner." - Booklist
"An ideal selection for storytimes." - School Library Journal
"Percival’s message is emphasized through the canny use of color as a storytelling mechanism: Norman’s world is in greyscale . . . As the wings come out, Norman and everything he’s near turns technicolor." - Publishers Weekly
"The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance." - Kirkus Reviews
"Percival inserts loads of funny details in his warm-toned, cartoonish illustrations . . . Little ones willing to suspend their disbelief will appreciate this silly forest frolic." - Booklist on HERMAN'S VACATION
"Beautifully illustrated story about the sacrifices and compromises of friendship. The details in the drawings add humor and heart." - School Library Journal on HERMAN'S VACATION
"Filled with amusing details, the dynamic artwork fuels the text with action and humor. . . . This book proves that true friendship endures despite distance and duress." - School Library Journal on HERMAN'S LETTER
"The story’s emotional content will resonate with any child whose friend has moved away, and the cartoon-like journey sequence is entertaining on its own. Colorful and expressive, Percival’s illustrations have plenty of kid appeal . . . This offbeat, gently amusing fantasy is recommended for larger collections." - Booklist on HERMAN'S LETTER
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781681197852, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
About the Author
Tom Percival writes and illustrates picture books and has also produced covers and internal illustrations for the Skulduggery Pleasant series. He grew up in a remote and beautiful part of South Shropshire He now lives in a far more conventional building (a house), with his girlfriend and their young sons.