Sunday, March 6, 2016

Win Your Copy of Normal Norman

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Normal Norman is a hilarious heartwarming story written by Tara Lazar, and illustrated by S. Britt. I am excited that Normal Norman has made a blog tour stop at CreateWithMom! Little ones and adults alike will enjoy the bright illustrations of the silly scenes, and the inspiration to embrace our individuality.
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The story is about a junior scientist trying to find out what normal really means. The first assignment of this scientist is to define the word "normal" by examining an orangutan named Norman who from the outside looks average, regular, ordinary, and similar to others.

However, when the scientist started to observe Norman's behaviour, he didn't fit her assumptions of normal. This orangutan was having pizza instead of bananas, speaking English instead of making animal noises, sleeping on the bunk bed and not on leaves, and more. The young scientist became sad because she couldn't define normal. Norman felt bad and wanted to do what he can to cooperate, so they went to his natural habitat. This is where the young scientist saw that everyone was being themselves and doing what they like. She realized that she was happier to be herself too, and concluded that "normal is impossible to define." 

I love how this book opens up conversations with children, and make adults think twice about their expectation of others. All of us, in our mind have a definition or a biased opinion of what normal is, and our expectations of both ourselves and others, which does not allow us to be unique and original. If we try to fit the standards of being "normal" all the time, it can make life difficult and upsetting for all of us. This expectation of "normal" sometimes can be a contributing factor to a variety of societal problems like mental health, bullying, racism, and more. 

This colourfully illustrated book is a good place to start conversations about these issues, as well as remind children and adults that being who we are, is better than being who others want us to be. After all, we all need reminders that we are all unique and different so we shouldn't expect each other to fit into the same box.  

Once you read and have conversation with the children, these activities from the book might come in handy.

Giveaway:
If you are in Canada or USA and would like to win a copy of this book enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below before April 4. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win.
Update: The winner is Carole

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30 comments:

  1. I live in BC. Would love to win to read to my step grandkids.sounds like a really great book!

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  2. live in Canada, love to read this to my kids to teach them about just being themselves!

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  3. I live in Leamington Ontario and I would love to win this for my granddaughter.
    lindacfast@hotmail.com

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  4. I live in Canada in Edmonton,Alberta. I would love to win this book so I could share it with my granchildren.

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  5. I live in Saskatchewan and I'm always looking for new books that my children will enjoy.

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  6. Hi,i live in Newfoundland canada and i would love to win this for my granddaughter

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  7. Oh and I would love to win because it would be cute for my grandchildren.

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  8. I live in Ontario Canada, I have nieces and nephew coming to visit me for the first time so I will share this to them.

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  9. I live in Alberta and would love to win this book for my granddaughter.

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  10. I am in BC and the grandkids love receiving new books
    jan

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  11. I'm in MB and would love to win this because my daughter and I enjoy reading together.

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  12. I live in NY. I'd love to win because I love to read to my grandchildren.

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  13. I'm in Ontario, and this would be great for my kids

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  14. I live in BC and I'd love to win this book to read it to my grandkids!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  15. My son would love this and I live in Canada

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  16. I live in Oakville, ON and I'd love to win this book for my grandson.

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  17. I live in ON, and I'd love to win because it has a good message for my niece.

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  18. I live in Ontario and I think my grandkids would love this book.

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  19. I live in Nova Scotia and would like to win this for our 3 kids because it looks like a cute book :)

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  20. I live in Ontario and I think this book is a great addition to any home library because it tackles that hard concept of what is normal.

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  21. I live in Ontario, I'd like to win simply because it sounds like a good read!

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  22. I live in Newfoundland Canada and I would love to win because my boys love reading and they would enjoy this book

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  23. I live in Alberta and this would be a great book for my grandson who is being brought up bilingual in Germany

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  24. I live in Illinois and I want to win this great book for my grandson so I can read it to him some night before bedtime-

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  25. I am in Ontario. I would like to win because the book looks funny and my toddler sure loves to laugh.

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  26. I'm from Ontario and I'd like to win this book to read with my niece.

    - amber y

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  27. I live in Ontario and I would love to win this for my very curious daughter.

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  28. I live in Ontario and I would love to win this book for my nephew

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  29. I live in SK, my baby sister is having a baby soon (22nd is the supposed date, but baby ultimately decides this) and she no longer has any kids books, so I would gift this to her (being the big bosy sister that I AM) (sABINA EDWARDS)

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