Night Night, Norman
by Marie Dimitrova
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Pub Date 20 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 27 Oct 2020
Greenleaf Book Group, Hello World Publishing
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A Light-hearted, Spirit-lifting Story about What Horses Do at Night While We Sleep.
In this charming and funny book, Norman the horse wonders where Ellie goes after she hugs him goodnight. One night he loosens the latch on his stall and sneaks out. When he pushes his horse-sized body through the door and into Ellie’s house, he smells something delicious coming from the kitchen. While Ellie sleeps, Norman investigates. His equine curiosity and clumsy hooves create all sorts of chaos, leaving us wondering, will he wake Ellie?
Laugh out loud with the adventures of Norman, and find out what happens when we think our pets are sleeping. A perfect book to read together before bedtime!
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Thank you to Greenleaf Book Group & NetGalley for the chance to preview "Night, Night, Norman". The illustrations are adorable & the story is very cute! A definite horse story for children who are pony/horse lovers. Loved the last page showing how to draw a horse step by step.
Ellie's naughty horse, Norman, wants to know where she goes after she leaves the barn at night. He lets himself out of his stall to find out. His adventures are hilarious! As an owner of a naughty horse myself, I felt a little anxious reading of Norman's adventurous night out, but rest assured that Norman finds his way safely back to his stall!
This book is about a beautiful horse called Norman who is cared for by a lovely little girl called Ellie. Norman wonders what Ellie does when she is away from him at night time, so he goes on a little journey to find out where she goes and he gets into a bit of mischief. This is a cute and funny book with beautiful illustrations and lovely writing. My daughter and I loved this book a lot and we will read it again. Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for allowing us to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Night Night, Norman is a beautiful read. I would gladly share this as a read aloud with a wide range of young readers. Beautiful illustrations and story!
Beautifully illustrated, Night Night Norman shares the story of a curious horse who gets into mischief one night. My children (ages 4 and 6) really liked this book and thought the idea of a horse making himself comfortable in a house was a great thought. They wanted more of his mis-adventures. It is a short book, it would have been nice to have some more story but keeping it short ensures that it would be easily understood by even the youngest child. As mentioned, great illustrations. I cant wait to purchase the book to add to our library.
This is a really cute book! I loved Norman and his curiosity and all the mischief he gets up to when he leaves the barn that night. I really liked the vibrant colors of the illustrations also. For any child who likes horses this is a must read! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC!
Night, Night Norman by Marie Dimitrova. I love the story about the horse that goes in search of his favorite person Ellie. Children will wonder if horses really do think. If you love horses your children will love the book Night Night Norman.
"Night Night, Norman" by Marie Dimitrova is a cute book that I think would be fun to read aloud to a group of preschoolers! It centers on Noman, a tall curious horse, and Ellie, the caring girl that tends to Norman. I really appreciated the fact that this book showed a loving relationship between animals and humans. It showed a girl that appreciated and tended to her horse. I think it does a good job helping kids gain empathy for animals. One night after Ellie says goodnight to Normal he wonders to himself where she goes at night. He lets his curiosity get the best of him and wanders into Ellie's house. Let's just say he gets into a bit of mischief there... Thanks to NetGalley for providing me an ARC of "Night Night, Norman" in exchange for an honest review.
As children grow, they become aware of the world around them, learn, test, imitate. And parents are the most important people that children need in order to become a socially responsible person who takes care of themselves and their environment. At these times when more and more cases of animal abuse and mistreatment are being recorded, all of us, as part of this society, need to instill empathy in our children, our future. Therefore, Night Night, Norman by Marie Dimitrova is an excellent choice in the process of developing empathy for animals. The story of Norman the horse and the girl Ellie is a gentle and interesting story that talks about the love and connection between them. For mutual influence and care for each other. For the importance of one touch, one nice gesture that means so much to the two of them. While reading the story with my daughter, we simply laughed at the interesting events, Norman’s mischief, looked at the pictures and described the colorful illustrations and talked about the importance of animals in the world. The cute, short story is of great length so that it can keep children interested and motivated. The described events are interesting and funny enough to make the children enjoy the tale, and the drawing supplement is a fantastic detail with which your child will enjoy the tale for a long time. The only negative effect is that my girl wants us to bring a horse at home, where will we put it, I wonder
This is an adorable book about Norman the horse! My six and four year old were both engaged when we read it as a family. Norman's antics reminded them of the book "If You Give A Moose A Muffin." I love books that center around bedtime, as they're perfect to read to my children at the end of the day. Ellie and Norman had such a sweet bedtime routine! Night, Night Norman is beautifully illustrated! My son loved the final page with Norman silhouetted against the sky and the colors of the setting sun. The "let's draw Norman" page at the end was a fun way to end the book. My kids couldn't believe how easy it was to draw a horse after learning from this book!
What a sweet story about the Ellie and her horse Norman. At my church we always bless our animals for St Francis of Assisi . Such a heartwarming story .
I really enjoyed this book and I thought that the images were lovely. The story is well written and I liked the flow to the story. It is 4 stars from me for this one – I really enjoyed it and my three year old daughter is loving horses at the moment so it was a great hit with her too!! Highly recommended!!
Very sweet, and answers the question what horses do at night while their children sleep! Nice touch at the very end with an activity. Horse crazy kids will love this 8 & under...........
Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for granting me early access to Night Night, Norman in exchange for an honest review. Night Night, Norman is the story of a curious horse who wants to see where his beloved girl Ellie goes at night, lets himself into her house, and discovers all sorts of human wonders he's never seen before. This story is so much fun and beautifully illustrated! I invited my almost-3-year-old to sit with me as I read it. Like mother like daughter, she's obsessed with horses, and she absolutely loved this book! We're going to have to grab a physical copy for her for Christmas so she can enjoy it without using my computer. She was especially delighted to see the illustrations of Norman interacting with the piano, and I thought that was adorable because she's always lining up her horse toys on our piano. This is by far the cutest children's title I've reviewed this month, and I really loved the beautiful and anatomically correct horse illustrations throughout. Thank you for hiring an illustrator who knows horses don't have the same leg joint configuration as dogs (all hocks) or elephants (all knees.) As both a horse lover and a fellow illustrator, seeing beautiful and correct horse illustrations was very much appreciated. I'll also be recommending this title to my mother and sister who both teach in the K-2 grade range.
Night Night, Norman by Marie Dimitrova is an adorable book about a horse who wonders where Ellie, the little girl who takes care of him, goes after she hugs him goodnight. He decides to find out for himself, breaks out of his stall, and discovers some of the best things he has ever experienced...and a bit of mischief along the way. This is a fun book for out loud reading because of the onomatopoeia used in combination with short-winded prose. Children will love to yell out "swish swish" or "crunch crunch" and so on when it's time. The illustrations are wonderful--beautifully colored with adorable characters that little ones, and adults alike, will appreciate. Be sure to pay special attention to the illustrations with sheet music. Illustrator Romi Caron did, and it shows. I love that there is a page at the end showing how to draw Norman. I just wish there were some words to go along with the step-by-step drawing in order to explain a little more of how to get from circles with connecting lines to the last step where the horse has shading, a mane and other details. Without further instructions, this will just cause frustration for those attempting to recreate that final result.
Our little ones are always wondering what our pets are doing when they're not with us. So this book was fun to read since it's about cute Norman the horse wondering what his little human, Ellie, is doing when she's not with him! Norman goes on his little night time adventure looking for her, but their paths don't quite connect that evening - so both Norman and Ellie will just have to leave it up to their imaginations what they are up to when they're not together! We liked their good-night routine repeated in the book.
This is a take on Goldilocks and The Three Bears, but instead with a horse. Norman is loved so much by the little girl that takes care of him every day and he wonders where she goes at night when she says goodnight. Norman decides to sneak out of the barn one night and follow her into the house. What ensues is a funny sight into a horse actually being inside someone's home. He manages to keep it a secret the next day. This was great for any child who loves horses. Super cute illustrations.
This is a sweet and engaging story with absolutely charming and, at times, amusing illustrations. Young horse lovers will truly enjoy it as will the adult who reads the story to them. What happens to Norman after Ellie says good night to him? How will he spend his time until the morning? Young children will delight in finding out as they share in his adventures. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
I received a free copy of Night Night, Norman, from Greenleaf Book Group, in exchange for an honest review. When she was a child, author Marie Dimitrova always wondered what her beloved horse, Norman, did at night when she was asleep. She has written this adorable book, beautifully illustrated by Romi Caron. Elle has a horse named Norman, and each night she hugs him goodnight. She, too, wonders what he does at night. Actually, Norman has some adventures while Elle is sleeping. Norman is quite the curious horse, and the story of those little adventures will entertain your little one with funny bedtime reading. This charming book will make a wonderful gift for small children. Get your copy in time for the coming holidays or a special birthday. It even includes a page on how to draw a horse. I think I will give it a try. What made The Grumpy Book Reviewer grumpy? Not a thing!