Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or wished for something that you didn’t have? Normal Nina knows all about it. She is just a regular person that people don’t notice or appreciate for the regular things that she does. There’s certainly nothing fun about that. So, when Nina discovers a strange magic box outside her house and meets the blue-masked genie who lives there, she knows exactly what her three wishes will be. And there’s nothing normal about them at all! This delightful story for children ages 4-8 shows that exciting adventures can be fun but being normal has its good points too.
Written entirely in verse with delicate, detailed illustrations, Gelos Publications delivers creative books for preschool and early elementary school students, with a valuable life lesson for children and their families. With strong endorsements from educators, elementary school teachers and school librarians, all books in the series include activity pages following the story to extend the learning for the home or classroom.
“We all want to be unique but being too different can be scary. This sweet story helps young children appreciate being special by just being their ‘normal’ selves.” Reviewer: Peggy Albertine, Kindergarten teacher 30+ years Portland, Oregon
“Normal Nina is every child, everywhere who has ever felt a little less than special. Ian Sadler's delightful, funny story teaches us that "normal" is okay. In fact, it's just about perfect. What a wonderful lesson to learn. Superb concept. Excellent illustrations. Five stars all around!”
Reviewer: Lisa Kay Hauser, Award-winning Children's