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Norman, the Slug With the Silly Shell Award-winning author

by Sue Hendra (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 3 - 7 years

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Product description

Norman is a slug who longs to be a snail – if only he could find a shell! And he’s prepared to go to hilarious lengths to get a proper shell of his own. A tennis ball… An apple… What will Norman use for his dream shell? And when he finally finds it, will he be satisfied? Or will his dreams just keep on getting bigger? Laugh out loud at Norman’s crazy antics in this wonderful new picture book from the creator of Barry the Fish With Fingers, which carries a valuable message about finding happiness in life, and loving yourself as you are.

Product Details






Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

Date published

January 6th, 2011

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 1.9; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages



UK edition


Sue Hendra

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  1. booksrule7
    on 25 October 2014

    i loved it when slug found donut !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jessica6
    on 18 June 2013

    I liked that norman wears underpants. the bit when he crashed was wonderful. I liked the different shells he tried on.

    4out of 5
  3. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I like the cover and plot

  4. natashakrywald
    on 8 March 2013

    not a very good book if you are over 5

  5. lmdrld
    on 5 March 2013

    It is about a slug called Norman who wants to be a snail but has to find a shell.

  6. 20018557
    on 24 January 2012

    As a trainee teacher i found that ks1 classes loved the book and found the humour in it very amusing!

    4out of 5
  7. Kuba27321
    on 2 February 2011

    Its boring

    1out of 5