Lori Degman

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Lori Degman
Illustrator(s): Marco Bucci
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN-10: 1585369594
ISBN-13: 978-1585369591
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Category: Picture Book

Norbert's Big Dream

Synopsis:

Norbert is a pig with a dream.  It doesn't matter if the other farm animals snicker behind his back, Norbert has always dreamed of swimming the English Channel.  He's been preparing and training and finally he's ready for the big swim - but where exactly is the English Channel?  Unfortunately this is something Norbert hadn't considered.  A sweet, funny story about dreaming big!




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Sheilah watson said on 01/19/2017:
Please keep the books coming my grandchildren love them and your website is so much fun
Julia Maisen said on 11/07/2016:
Norbert is adorable.
Jan Adelman said on 11/04/2016:
What a fun book! Dreams do come true!
Nancy said on 11/04/2016:
I loved Lori Degman's first book, and can't wait to read this one!
Veronica said on 11/04/2016:
Norbert seems like a great character, and the illustrations are so evocative! I've loved previous books, too.
Natalie Rompella said on 11/04/2016:
Excited that Lori will be coming to my kids' school later this month! She is the master rhymer!
Joanna said on 11/04/2016:
Big snorts for Norbert. A Winner!
Janet McDonnell said on 11/04/2016:
I love the trailer - go Ben! Thanks for showing us all how to live our dreams, Lori. Wishing you great success with this book!
Mindy Grusin said on 11/04/2016:
I love all three of your books! Congrats on the latest :-)
Nancy Eberhardt said on 11/04/2016:
Love your newest book, Lori! Your books make great gifts and love hearing at a later date that your book has made its way to "show and tell" or "share a story" or "favorite book day"! Keep writing, Lori! Keep swimming and dreaming big, Norbert!!!
Margaret said on 11/04/2016:
I love the characters Lori has created!
Patti Clark said on 11/04/2016:
I love your books.
Christine Henderson said on 11/03/2016:
A charming story that's sure to please.
Jude Mandell said on 11/03/2016:
Norbert's Big Dream-- Funny, endearing... very much like its author! Cheering you and Norbert on to a swimmingly successful splash in the publishing pool! Congratulations on another adorable picture book!
julie heiderman said on 11/03/2016:
Wonderful story. Norbert rocks !
bennett wilson said on 11/03/2016:
Norbert is so cool.
A.J. Cattapan said on 11/03/2016:
This looks so cute!
Tamara said on 11/03/2016:
I love all of your stories. They are fresh and amusing with gentle joy.
Ann Grusin said on 11/03/2016:
Love it. Just wonderful.
Julie Grusin said on 11/03/2016:
Go Norbie and go Lori!!!! I love this book!!!
Tracy Banker-Murtadza said on 11/03/2016:
Great job, Lori! Love your books!
Richard Grusin said on 11/03/2016:
I love Norbert!!!!
Jennie Henzel said on 11/03/2016:
I'm giving Norbert's Big Dream as a holiday gift to my new grand nieces.
Nancy Benton said on 11/03/2016:
I have loved reading Lori Degman's books to my granddaughters and I am excited to introduce them to Norbert!
Sue Conway said on 11/03/2016:
Love giving your books as baby gift
Mary said on 11/03/2016:
Love Lori & her Books :-) I'm super excited about reading Norbert's Big Dream this weekend to my 2 gran sons!
Kathy miller said on 11/03/2016:
I love Norbert. He's a sweetheart of a character. Can't wait to see if he'll set more life goals.
Linda Schueler said on 11/03/2016:
This looks hilarious! Can't wait to read it!
Sheilahgreatv6 Watson said on 11/03/2016:
Great
Susan Zonca said on 11/02/2016:
Looking forward to this! I am a fan.
Urania_1 said on 11/02/2016:
An amazing author! Will be sure to add this book to our library too!
Sue Schmitt said on 11/01/2016:
This looks darling! I love a pig with big dreams!
Sibby Kruse said on 11/01/2016:
I can't wait to give Norbert's Big Dream to all the young nieces and nephews and my g-baby. They'll love it. Thanks for making my holiday shopping so easy.
Kathy said on 11/01/2016:
Love all her books. Can't wait for her next one!!!
SHERI RAD said on 11/01/2016:
I read this book and I think it was lots of fun. The author has her pig Norbert aspire to be a famous swimmer not just another pig on the farm. Teamwork here is really a nice outcome.
Rosemary Basham said on 11/01/2016:
Love this book!
Deborah Aronson said on 10/29/2016:
I can't wait to read this. It sounds adorable!
Lori Mortensen said on 10/18/2016:
What a fun book, Lori. Congratulations! (Like your name too!)
Julie Murphy said on 10/17/2016:
This book sounds absolutely adorable!
Judy Sobanski said on 10/11/2016:
Lori's book is such fun! Norbert is one gutsy pig determined to achieve his goal.!
Lin Oliver said on 10/10/2016:
I love the book,and I really love the video too. Great work, Lori.

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Fun Fact: Lori can speak American Sign Language (ASL) and Pig Latin – but not at the same time!









Norbert is a pig with a dream.  It doesn't matter if the other farm animals snicker behind his back, Norbert has always dreamed of swimming the English Channel.  He's been preparing and training and finally he's ready for the big swim - but where exactly is the English Channel?  Unfortunately this is something Norbert hadn't considered.  A sweet, funny story about dreaming big!




Lori Degman believes in dreaming big - just like Norbert!  She followed her first dream of being a teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids; her second dream of being a wife and mother; and her third dream of becoming a published picture book author.  She is the award-winning author of 1 Zany Zoo - Simon & Schuster (Cheerios New Author Contest; Illinois Reads Book List), Cock-a-doodle Oops! - Creston Books (International Literacy Association Honor Book), and Norbert's Big Dream - Sleeping Bear Press.  Lori enjoys doing school visits and presenting at conferences.  She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, two dogs, and two grown sons (when they come back to visit).

You can email me at: Lori@Loridegman.com

The expression "when pigs fly" is given a new twist as Norbert the pig dreams of swimming--not in just any pond, lake, or ocean, but the English Channel.  Norbert trains day after day and dreams night after night until he feels ready.  . . . Bucci employs visible, broad brushstrokes and vivid colors to define the images and create a glossy patina. The technique is somewhat unusual, lending an eye-popping energy. While most kids will not know (or possibly even care about) the English Channel, they will find Norbert's antics to get there mildly humorous, and they will appreciate his friends' affectionate indulgence.  The message of dreaming big is secondary to the storyline, but Norbert is no stick-in-the-mud. - Kirkus Reviews

Fun Fact: Lori can speak American Sign Language (ASL) and Pig Latin – but not at the same time!




    Guestbook Comments
    Sheilah watson said on January 19, 2017:
    Please keep the books coming my grandchildren love them and your website is so much fun

    Julia Maisen said on November 7, 2016:
    Norbert is adorable.

    Jan Adelman said on November 4, 2016:
    What a fun book! Dreams do come true!

    Nancy said on November 4, 2016:
    I loved Lori Degman's first book, and can't wait to read this one!

    Veronica said on November 4, 2016:
    Norbert seems like a great character, and the illustrations are so evocative! I've loved previous books, too.

    Natalie Rompella said on November 4, 2016:
    Excited that Lori will be coming to my kids' school later this month! She is the master rhymer!

    Joanna said on November 4, 2016:
    Big snorts for Norbert. A Winner!

    Janet McDonnell said on November 4, 2016:
    I love the trailer - go Ben! Thanks for showing us all how to live our dreams, Lori. Wishing you great success with this book!

    Mindy Grusin said on November 4, 2016:
    I love all three of your books! Congrats on the latest :-)

    Nancy Eberhardt said on November 4, 2016:
    Love your newest book, Lori! Your books make great gifts and love hearing at a later date that your book has made its way to "show and tell" or "share a story" or "favorite book day"! Keep writing, Lori! Keep swimming and dreaming big, Norbert!!!

    Margaret said on November 4, 2016:
    I love the characters Lori has created!

    Patti Clark said on November 4, 2016:
    I love your books.

    Christine Henderson said on November 3, 2016:
    A charming story that's sure to please.

    Jude Mandell said on November 3, 2016:
    Norbert's Big Dream-- Funny, endearing... very much like its author! Cheering you and Norbert on to a swimmingly successful splash in the publishing pool! Congratulations on another adorable picture book!

    julie heiderman said on November 3, 2016:
    Wonderful story. Norbert rocks !

    bennett wilson said on November 3, 2016:
    Norbert is so cool.

    A.J. Cattapan said on November 3, 2016:
    This looks so cute!

    Tamara said on November 3, 2016:
    I love all of your stories. They are fresh and amusing with gentle joy.

    Ann Grusin said on November 3, 2016:
    Love it. Just wonderful.

    Julie Grusin said on November 3, 2016:
    Go Norbie and go Lori!!!! I love this book!!!

    Tracy Banker-Murtadza said on November 3, 2016:
    Great job, Lori! Love your books!

    Richard Grusin said on November 3, 2016:
    I love Norbert!!!!

    Jennie Henzel said on November 3, 2016:
    I'm giving Norbert's Big Dream as a holiday gift to my new grand nieces.

    Nancy Benton said on November 3, 2016:
    I have loved reading Lori Degman's books to my granddaughters and I am excited to introduce them to Norbert!

    Sue Conway said on November 3, 2016:
    Love giving your books as baby gift

    Mary said on November 3, 2016:
    Love Lori & her Books :-) I'm super excited about reading Norbert's Big Dream this weekend to my 2 gran sons!

    Kathy miller said on November 3, 2016:
    I love Norbert. He's a sweetheart of a character. Can't wait to see if he'll set more life goals.

    Linda Schueler said on November 3, 2016:
    This looks hilarious! Can't wait to read it!

    Sheilahgreatv6 Watson said on November 3, 2016:
    Great

    Susan Zonca said on November 2, 2016:
    Looking forward to this! I am a fan.

    Urania_1 said on November 2, 2016:
    An amazing author! Will be sure to add this book to our library too!

    Sue Schmitt said on November 1, 2016:
    This looks darling! I love a pig with big dreams!

    Sibby Kruse said on November 1, 2016:
    I can't wait to give Norbert's Big Dream to all the young nieces and nephews and my g-baby. They'll love it. Thanks for making my holiday shopping so easy.

    Kathy said on November 1, 2016:
    Love all her books. Can't wait for her next one!!!

    SHERI RAD said on November 1, 2016:
    I read this book and I think it was lots of fun. The author has her pig Norbert aspire to be a famous swimmer not just another pig on the farm. Teamwork here is really a nice outcome.

    Rosemary Basham said on November 1, 2016:
    Love this book!

    Deborah Aronson said on October 29, 2016:
    I can't wait to read this. It sounds adorable!

    Lori Mortensen said on October 18, 2016:
    What a fun book, Lori. Congratulations! (Like your name too!)

    Julie Murphy said on October 17, 2016:
    This book sounds absolutely adorable!

    Judy Sobanski said on October 11, 2016:
    Lori's book is such fun! Norbert is one gutsy pig determined to achieve his goal.!

    Lin Oliver said on October 10, 2016:
    I love the book,and I really love the video too. Great work, Lori.

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