Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of the Big Bright
Feelings picture books--including Ravi's Roar, Ruby Finds
a Worry, and Perfectly Norman--in addition to
Herman's Letter, Herman's Vacation, and Bubble
Trouble. He is also the author of Goat's Coat. He writes
and illustrates in his native United Kingdom where he lives in a
town called Stroud with his family.
"A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly." - starred review, Foreword Reviews"The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner." - Booklist"An ideal selection for storytimes." - School Library Journal"Percival's message is emphasized through the canny use of color as a storytelling mechanism: Norman's world is in greyscale . . . As the wings come out, Norman and everything he's near turns technicolor." - Publishers Weekly"The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance." - Kirkus Reviews"Percival inserts loads of funny details in his warm-toned, cartoonish illustrations . . . Little ones willing to suspend their disbelief will appreciate this silly forest frolic." - Booklist on HERMAN'S VACATION"Beautifully illustrated story about the sacrifices and compromises of friendship. The details in the drawings add humor and heart." - School Library Journal on HERMAN'S VACATION"Filled with amusing details, the dynamic artwork fuels the text with action and humor. . . . This book proves that true friendship endures despite distance and duress." - School Library Journal on HERMAN'S LETTER"The story's emotional content will resonate with any child whose friend has moved away, and the cartoon-like journey sequence is entertaining on its own. Colorful and expressive, Percival's illustrations have plenty of kid appeal . . . This offbeat, gently amusing fantasy is recommended for larger collections." - Booklist on HERMAN'S LETTER