Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas Book Review

Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas is the new children’s book by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

Norman receives a huge sack of presents which he thinks are all for him. He starts excitedly unwrapping them all before realising that the sack of presents actually fell off Father’s Christmas’s sleigh. Norman needs to return the presents back to their rightful owners – but does he manage to do this in time for Christmas?


We have two of Sue and Paul’s previous books Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster and No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom and Norman the Slug has gone down just aswell as the others!

This is a great book which both the boys enjoyed – especially since we are talking lots about the big C word! The illustrations are lovely and colourful and would make a lovely bedtime story for the run up to Christmas! Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas is available to buy on Amazon for just £3.49 or why not enter my giveaway below to see if you can win yourself a copy?


NOTE: I received this book in exchange for this review. All images and opinions are my own.


  1. Catie: Imperfect Mum

    We have Barry the fish with fingers and the boys love it. The illustrations are fab and this looks just as good. We will have to look out for this when we are in the UK. Pity we can’t enter the competition. #picknmix

  2. love everything about Christmas I,m a chrismaholic

  3. Time spent with family

  4. Having all the family together on Christmas day and watching the kids opening their presies excitedly 🙂

  5. laura stewart

    spending time with my daughter x

  6. Spending time with family 🙂

  7. Jo Hutchinson

    Decorating the house together.

  8. Michaela Hannah

    Taking the kids to see Santa

  9. Mummy in Training

    I love decorating the tree with my little man! This book looks right up his street #picknmix xx

  10. sarah diane rees

    decorating the tree

  11. time off work

  12. Baking Christmas treats with the kids

  13. Nicola McConnell

    Spending time with family.

  14. Being with the grandchildren

  15. Samantha Loughlin

    Spending time with loved ones

  16. Spending time with family xx

  17. Family time around the table playing board games xx

  18. Rebecca Cusick

    Just seeing my family all together and happy x

  19. Angie McDonald

    I love wrapping presents for my loved ones with paper, bows and ribbons!

  20. getting all the family together for christmas dinner.

  21. no rushing about for work or school

  22. Sophie Osborne

    Getting all of the family and friends around to our house for a lovely christmas dinner!

  23. Lynsey Buchanan

    Getting two weeks off work to spend qiality time with my family

  24. I just love the magic of it – all the excitement, and that feeling of togetherness x #KCACOLS

  25. Michelle O'neill

    christmas dinner with the family x

  26. Watching the excitement build up in the little ones

  27. I love the magic of it all 🙂

  28. Christmas pyjamas! 🙂

  29. TheMummyToolbox

    haha norman the slug! never heard of it but my son has been into snails and “homeless snails” aka slugs recently :p Too cute #KCACOLS

  30. Christine Caple

    I love having all the family together

  31. Getting together with the family for a big Christmas meal.

  32. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid

    spending time with my loved ones

  33. mommyslittleprincesses

    My favourite thing about Christmas is watching my girl’s faces light up when they have seen Santa has been! Ooòh we would really enjoy reading this book by the looks of the bright colours and illustrations. It really does look like a fun read!xx #KCACOLS

  34. Spending a whole day with my family uninterrupted

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  35. The excitement of the advent period.

  36. The pointless arguments 😉

  37. I love this book and its story. The illustrations are really colourful and big which is great as kids love that. I think it could be a great book for my girls. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. As always I’m very happy that you joined me again this week!! 🙂 xx

  38. Robyn Logan Clarke

    The anticipation and preparation

  39. Jade Hewlett

    Spending time with family and giving presents

  40. Donna Caldwell

    Love the yummy smells and food

  41. sarah blatter

    i asked my 2 year old and she said Chocolate, don’t think she is far off!!!!

  42. My favourite thing about christmas is waking up on christmas morning and seeing our kids faces light up, knowing Santa has been. It melts my heart x

  43. 002lisamarie .

    Giving ( and receiving !) presents 🙂

  44. Family time

  45. Laura Pritchard

    Seeing my kids’ faces when they see the panto, Santa & their presents.

  46. Having a holiday 🙂

  47. seeing my family

  48. spending time with my family. This year will be extra special as we have a new addition, my baby granddaughter.

  49. Theresa Thomas

    Spending time with family at the joyful time of the year

  50. Pauline Black

    Food and family!


    spoiling my kids, house fully twinkly, good food & lots of Baileys!

  52. Clare Hubbard

    Spending time with family and opening presents 🙂

  53. I love time with my family

  54. Victoria Prince

    I love the music 🙂

  55. Got to be spending time with family 🙂

  56. MummyandMonkeys

    Ooh I’ve been looking for a New Christmas book, this one looks great. Thanks for linking to #PicknMix

  57. Rachel Butterworth

    Snow (not slush).

  58. watching the children open their presents

  59. Michelle Phillips

    The atmosphere, everyone is so much more happy and excited

  60. Kate Kathurima

    I love family time

  61. Family time, but this year my daughter is 3 and a half, so I believe it’s the first year she’s going to be properly excited about everything. Can’t wait!

  62. I love elf on the shelf & of course Christmas day with the family

  63. Spending time with family with a few days off thrown in as well

  64. Love putting the Christmas tree up and decorating the house with my son

  65. Jill Fairbank

    Having all my children together

  66. Eileen Tingle

    Hearing a brass band playing carols

  67. Eating and sharing together

  68. 2 weeks off work with my kids 🙂

  69. Rest! Other people taking charge and spending time with the family.

  70. Denielle Nicol

    Children getting all excited for Santa visiting!. Dxx

  71. Rebecca Howells

    The family all getting together having nice food and drink and playing board games with all the children (@PeanutHog)

  72. Love us all being sat at the table for Christmas Dinner enjoying the food and each others company

  73. amyangelmouse

    Spending time with family <3

  74. Seeing my whole family

  75. Rebecca Phillips

    definitely seeing my childrens faces in the morning

  76. seeing the kids faces

  77. Jemma Louise Dwyer

    love seeing everyone happy

  78. Just being with the family xx

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