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.
Focuses on the socio-emotional health of children . . . providing a window for discussions about fear and anxiety. - Booklist, on RUBY FINDS A WORRY "A priceless lesson for any child-or adult-conveyed in a beautifully child-friendly manner . . . A valuable asset to the library of a child who experiences anxiety and a great book to get children talking about their feelings." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Percival treats worry like a natural part of life, including the idea that sharing worries with others is a good way to ensure "they never hung around for long." --Publishers Weekly "A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly." --Foreword Reviews, starred review, on PERFECTLY NORMAN "The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner." --Booklist on PERFECTLY NORMAN "An ideal selection for storytimes." --School Library Journal on PERFECTLY NORMAN "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 on PERFECTLY NORMAN "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 on PERFECTLY NORMAN