Friday, February 5, 2016

Normal Norman

Normal Norman 
by Tara Lazar 
illus. by S. britt 
Language: English 
New York : Sterling Books, 2016. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781454913214 ; 1454913215 
Summary: What is "normal?" That's the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly "normal" subject—an orangutan named Norman—turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: what's a "normal" scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all special— and a gentle reminder that "normal" can't ever be defined! 

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