BOOK NAME: PERFECTLY NORMAN
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: TOM PERCIVAL
PUBLISHER: BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS
AGE RECOMMENDED: 3.5+
Perfectly, Norman is a part of Tom Percival’s Big, bright feelings book series.
Norman is a normal boy who is perfect in everything and he was a normal kid in his block. He was perfectly normal until he grew a pair of wings. He was surprised seeing them and he was happy and sad at the same time because he thought what others may think of him being different. Norman thinks if he can cover his wings with a coat and disguise it, none can see his wings. The more he hid his wings, the sadder he became. He started to distance himself from others and one day he thought, what if the coat is making his life miserable and not the wings. Will Norman have the courage to take off his coat and embrace his wings?
Just like every big, bright-feeling book, the illustrator made the drawings in two different colours. He made Norman’s life colourless when he is sad and the colour contrast says the story itself. A book that talks about how to embrace things that you think they are at fault.
A book perfect for adults and young children to celebrate their imperfections and educate others not to isolate anyone based on their imperfections. This book can be read to any child who is starting a new school session and who thinks they should disguise their flaws. Nathan and I enjoyed this read absolutely well.
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