Search our site
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron Read the opening extract of the brand new Sophie Cameron book before its publication on 22/03/2018

Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

Lovereading view...

Norman the slug longs to be a snail. If only he had a shell! What Norman wishes for, he gets, but it soon turns out that a shell isn’t such a good thing after all. Can Norman save himself and his shell? If he does, will he stop wishing for more things? Bright and bold illustrations bring the good jokes in this story vividly to life. Sue Hendra is also the author of the fabulously funny Barry the Fish with Fingers.


Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

Norman is a slug who longs to be a snail - if only he could find a shell! Kids will laugh out loud at Norman's crazy antics as he goes to hilarious lengths to find a shell of his own. But will he be satisfied once he finds one, or will his dreams get bigger and bigger and bigger? Another crazy character from the creator of the hit picture book Barry the Fish with Fingers.


"With similarly bold illustration, eye-catching cover and simple text this has the
potential to be another hit" - The Bookseller

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and has been an illustrator of children’s books since, and has now worked on over 100 titles. When she met Paul Linnet they fell in love and started writing and illustrating together and came up with bestsellers such as Barry the Fish with Fin- gers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Nobot the Robot with No Bottom, Supertato and most recently Supertato:Veggies Assemble. Sue and Paul live in Brighton with their young daughter, Wanda. Read more about Sue Hendra here.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

6th January 2011


Sue Hendra

More books by Sue Hendra
Author 'Like for Like'

Author's Website
Loading twitter updates...


Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd


32 pages


Picture storybooks



Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark