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Kristi Bernard

Reviewer Kristi Bernard: Kristi graduated from Wichita State University with a BA in English with minors in Education and Minority Studies. She writes fiction and non-fiction children's books and was the contributing editor for the National Writing For Children Center. Kristi reviews for several sites including http://bookpleasures.com. In addition, she is a parenting expert for http://Bizymoms.com. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustruators (SCBWI), the Association of Children's Authors and Illustrators of Color (ACAIC), and the Kansas City Writers Meetup Group. You can fnd out more about Kristi by Clicking Here.


 
By Kristi Bernard
Published on February 3, 2012
 

Author: Andy Allen
Publisher: Beavers Pond Press
ISBN: 978-1-59298-039-0






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Author: Andy Allen
Publisher: Beavers Pond Press
ISBN: 978-1-59298-039-0

A young boy sits down by his dad one sunny day and listens to a tale about a boy named Andy and his dog Norm. Andy and Norm went for a walk after the flood of 2008 in the Hawkeye state. Norm being the happy dog he was couldn't resist exploring near a stream. Norm found a floating stick and nibbled at it. He tugged at it and yanked it. But, to Norms surprise the log is bigger than he thought. Ultimately, Norm is pulled into the water and his adventure begins. Unable to swim, Andy soon jumps in. The high rushing water carries the two down the stream. What will happen to Norm and Andy? Will these adventurers ever make it to dry land? You'll have to read it to find out.

Stormin Norman is a wonderful story for kids. The funny rhyming tale will roll off of a child's tongue and fill his day with joy. Brightly colored illustrations bring to the life the adventure of Norm and Andy. Any pet lover will get a kick out of this very curious pup. What's even better is the story is based off of a true even that took place in Iowa in 2008. Allen shows kids friendship in the face of danger. In the flood many homes were destroyed and lives were changed forever. Parents and teachers can utilize this story to open dialogue about weather, floods and how communities are affected by these drastic changes in climate.

Andy Allen will forever be an Iowan at heart. He has been teaching kindergarten for seven years and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in early childhood education. When he is not composing new rhymes for his Norm stories, coaches basketball and enjoys a good crossword puzzle. Andy lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his family. Follow the adventures of Andy and Norm at www.andyandnorm.com.

Brian Barber lives in the neighboring state of Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior in Duluth. Brian is an illustrator and animator who has illustrated several children's books and animated short films and TV commercials. See more of Brian's work at www.brianbarber.com.


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