Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs

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Two very different pigs learn an important lesson about God's perfect love.

A stirring story and lovely illustrations create a multi-layered tale that is both charming andthought-provoking.Sidney & Norman uses the simple context of two pigs living next door to each other to communicate a profound truth about how we judge each other and often judge ourselves. On the surface, Sidney & Norman appears to be a picture book that will entertain kids. But this story has deeply ...

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Overview

Two very different pigs learn an important lesson about God's perfect love.

A stirring story and lovely illustrations create a multi-layered tale that is both charming andthought-provoking.Sidney & Norman uses the simple context of two pigs living next door to each other to communicate a profound truth about how we judge each other and often judge ourselves. On the surface, Sidney & Norman appears to be a picture book that will entertain kids. But this story has deeply moved adult audiences as well and can help us reconsider how much God loves us and how we love each other.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Vischer, co-creator of the popular Veggie Tales characters, here offers a poignant fable about how pride can instigate one's fall. Though pigs Sidney and Norman live right next door to each other, they've never met. They also couldn't be more different. Norman is a churchgoing neatnik and a stickler for rules, proud of his accomplishments and charitable giving. Sidney is a messy and rumpled fellow who is forever running late and getting in trouble with his boss. When both pigs get a printed invitation from God himself for an appointed visit, each believes he knows how the meeting will go. Of course, they couldn't be more wrong. But the surprising encounter does clarify for each pig his strengths and shortcomings, and assures both porkers of God's unconditional love for them. Gerard crafts his digital renderings of the anthropomorphic pigs, gamely navigating the human rat race, in a golden/sepia tone, giving them an intriguing, timeless feel. Author's notes include personal insights and suggestions on how to use this title with children. Ages 5-10. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400321728
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 330,631
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

When computer-animator Phil Vischer sat down to create delightfully weird characters to teach Christian values to kids, Bob the tomato and a Larry the cucumber were born. VeggieTales revolutionized Christian filmmaking, sold more than 40 million videos and placed faith-filled stories in one of three American households with young children. Phil continues to pursue new ways to integrate faith and storytelling. Phil lives with his wife Lisa, their three kids, and one dog in Illinois.
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