Norman the Slug is looking for a perfect shell—but can he find his match? Find out in the super sparkly anniversary edition of this much-loved Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet classic!
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 stories: Supertato 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)
Sue Hendra grew up in Wimbledon and has always loved making up stories and drawing pictures. Her favourite book as a child was Mr Silly. She graduated from Brighton University in 1994 and has been creating picture books ever since. In 2006 she met Paul Linnet and could instantly see that she’d met a fellow nitwit who liked talking nonsense. They went on to create many bestselling books together, working in a small room in their house in Brighton. Sue loves swimming, and can swim up and down for a very long time. Her favourite book is still Mr Silly.
Paul Linnet was born in Brighton and grew up in the Midlands, reading Tintin and playing classic 80s video games, before becoming obsessed with scribbling, writing, guitars and motorcycles. He studied Graphic Design at Derby University, and later moved back to Brighton where he met Sue Hendra. They made up a story about a fish with fingers and then a slug with a doughnut for a shell, and now no one can stop them from writing more and more frankly ridiculous books. They live in Brighton – and Paul still loves scribbling, writing, guitars and motorcycles.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (September 1, 2021)
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