Norman the Slug is looking for a perfect shell—but can he find his match? Find out in this “fantastically bold and fun picture book that will teach children the importance of accepting who you are” (Junior News and Mail).
Norman is a slug who longs to be a snail—if only he could find the right shell! He tries a tennis ball, an apple, and even an alarm clock but none of them feels quite right. Until one day, Norman stumbles upon a doughnut! What could be better than that? But is that sweet shell really the perfect fit?
From Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Supertato!
Perfect for fans of Oi Frog!
Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell:
'With similarly bold illustration, eye-catching cover and simple text [as Barry the Fish with Fingers] this has the potential to be another hit.' The Bookseller
'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers.' The Daily Mail
'A fantastically bold and fun picture book that will teach children the importance of accepting who you are.' Junior News and Mail
'Norman's antics are superbly illustrated in a bold, decorative style and the story carefully crafted to build anticipation and humour.' Books for Keeps
'This is a silly, funny story which young readers will love.' Carousel
Praise for Supertato:
'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine
'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller
Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom:
'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo
'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet
Selected other titles by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet:
Barry the Fish with Fingers
Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Doug the Bug that went Boing!
I Need a Wee!
No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom
No-Bot the Robot's New Bottom
Supertato: Veggies Assemble
Supertato: Run, Veggies, Run!
Supertato: Evil Pea Rules
Supertato: Veggies in the Valley of Doom
Supertato: Carnival Catastro-Pea
Supertato: Bubbly Troubly (coming March 2021)
Other Supertato books:
Supertato Sticker Activity Book
Supertato Super Squad
Supertato Sticker Skills (coming May 2021)
As a slug, Norman admires the patterned shells on snails' backs. And who can blame him? In Hendra's vivid illustrations, their shells are as bright and enticing as peppermint candies. But the snails have no interest in Norman. When he inadvertently ruins a game they are playing, one snail sniffs, "This only works if you've got a shell." Norman takes this as a challenge and tries on a variety of potential shells: a tennis ball proves "too bouncy," an alarm clock is "too noisy," and a worm-infested apple is "already taken." Norman gets the snails' seal of approval after he straps a pink-frosted doughnut with sprinkles to his back ("Ta-da! A shell!") until a bird swoops down and snatches the doughnut, with Norman still attached. Though Norman has been unhappy with his identity throughout the book, he uses his innate slug talent to escape: "He made slime lots and lots of it!" Don't look for just-be-yourself messages here: Hendra (Dragon Jelly) ends with a goofy scene that indicates that Norman isn't done trying out life as other creatures. Ages 4 8.
My daughter has loved this book since she was 2, and it still remains her favourite now that she is 4. A must for your child's story collection. Sue Hendra knows how to create characters that children will come to love.
It is spectacular for kids any age! The silly shell was delicious but don't take it from us-find out who thinks it is too in the story. - by Cole Age 9