Norton was horrified.
He walked quickly away from the bear.
People would think they were identical.
He needed to look different – fast!

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Or is it just annoying? Follow Norton as he attempts to avoid a bear who begins to copy his appearance. A hilarious read-aloud picture book about individuality.

Norton and the Bear is my first picture book with award winning indie publisher, Berbay. The illustrations were created in watercolour, gouache and pencil.

ReadPlus (click for full review)
Highly recommended. The humour will grab children as they will see their own overreactions within Norton’s despair at Bear and his copying. This is a simple, meaningful and visually stunning book that reminds us all that what we look like on the outside doesn’t matter nearly so much as what we are like on the inside.

Kids’ Book Review (click for full review)
Norton and the Bear is a wonderful story about similarities and differences, and that it’s ok to have both. It’s a reminder that even if we have things in common, there are always things that make each of us unique.

Publisher: Berbay Books
ISBN: 9780648785132
Format: Hardback
Australian RRP: $25.99