January 11, 2012

Seriously, Norman!

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Seriously Norman Seriously, Norman! by Chris Raschka

Eeeeeyouuuff! Norman Normann has completely bombed, stunk, stanked, flunked, and failed the Amalgamated Academic Independent City Schools Test. His doting but clueless parents, Orman and Norma Normann, decide to hire an eccentric tutor, Mr. Balthazar Birdsong, to prepare Norman for another crack at the test next year.

Norman doesn't want to give up valuable time with his best friends, Leonard Piquant and twins, Anna and Emma, eating Doritos and karate-chopping each other . . . but when his new tutor's assignments turn out to be reading Ingmeister's Third New International Dictionary from A to Z, cataloging clouds, and noticing his mother's outrageous outfits, Norman starts to realize that he is preparing for way more than just a multiple-choice test.

Fans of The Phantom Tollbooth and Roald Dahl should read Seriously, Norman! for its zany wordplay and magical look at the everyday world around us.

–Melissa, Scholastic Booktalker

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