Review - Norman by Michelle Olson

By Carmen, 5 February 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2018

Genre: Children's Fiction; Short Story


Norman the Button loved his job. He helped keep his coat closed and his person warm. This made Norman feel needed and that made him very happy. But after falling off his coat Norman feels depressed, he is convinced he must find a new job to feel needed again. He tries several new jobs but none are a good fit. After being burned as a firefighter and nearly drowned as a plumber, Norman almost decides to give up and let himself be recycled. Once Norman realizes his greatest strength is in being a button, he finally sees the perfect job is right in front of him.

About the Author:

After having kids, Michelle finally had an excuse for sitting on the floor and thumbing through books in the children’s section of the library. It was there that she realized very few books had characters created using real photography. She wondered if she could turn an everyday item into something lovable and relatable. So with a story in her head, a little red button, and a friend willing to take photos of her crazy ideas, Norman was created.

Bellie Button Books is the publishing company that Michelle started when she realized that Norman was just a little too “outside-the-box” for the standard publishing company. Luckily Norman’s unique characteristics and can-do attitude are just what have made him so popular with kids and adults. With another manuscript in the works, and several stories planned, Michelle is excited to continue her book publishing adventure.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Michelle Olson Facebook

Twitter: Michelle Olson Twitter

Author Website: Michelle Olson Author Website

Buy the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link

My Take on the Book:

This was a sweet and easy read that kids will easily be able to get into, it also has a slight learning aspect to it as well. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

I haven’t read children’s books like this since I was in primary school; and most certainly wouldn’t mind reading some of these sort of books occasionally.