Although we haven't released our Spring 2008 titles yet, we have sent out catalogs to reviewers. One title in particular, Minji's Salon from South Korean author / illustrator, Eun-hee Choung, caught the attention of a book reviewer who kindly sent a note about her pug, Norma.
Jan, Norma's human companion, feels that "every child with a pet can relate to playing beauty salon with that pet." Norma, you see, was once a show dog and loves being groomed.
I didn't have a pet growing up but I can imagine that those children who do spend plenty of hours grooming their canine or feline friends, much like Minji does with her adorable dog. Thanks, Jan for sharing these wonderful photos of Norma. We always enjoy pictures of pets, especially those who are inspired by our books.