This eye-catching book makes a satisfying read-aloud choice for pet day or any day.
This emotional turnaround never feels forced or pat, thanks to a strong partnership between Bennett’s text and newcomer Jones’s artwork. The off-the-cuff yet kidlike prose ideally suits the bright, crisp, digital drawings.
An inventive interpretation of the old adage ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ NOT NORMAN is the perfect book for dog-resistant parents to read to their puppy-worshipping kids-as long as they’re willing to take on a new goldfish or two.
—Time Out New York Kids