WHAT'S NEW

THE NORBERT PLUSH TOY!
June 2017 Update

 

Isn't he sweet?  For each one sold, Polly Parker Press donated one to Toys for Tots®.
The first and second editions of this toy are now sold out, and thousands were donated to Toys for Tots®!
Soft and cuddly, just like Norbert, the plush had his fluffy ears and trademark pink tongue. 
Thank you to everyone who supported this worthy cause! And if you own one, we hope your plush brings you many smiles!
Norbert and plush toy Photo credit: Mark Steines

 

ANNOUNCING: THE NORBERT PLUSH TOY!
2016

By popular demand, we at Polly Parker Press are in the process of overseeing the creation of a life-size Norbert plush toy--soft and cuddly. We hope it will make many people smile and be a terrific reminder that you don't need to be big to make a BIG difference in the world! We expect the plush to be ready this summer, 2016. You can place a pre-order by clicking this link: Norbert Plush. Quantities are limited.


NORBERT & LIL BUB

Publication Date: November 2015

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 3rd book in the Norbert series: Norbert & Lil BUB: What Can Little WE Do?, Julie Freyermuth & Mike Bridavsky, Co-Authors; Virginia Freyermuth, Illustrator. We anticipate books that have been pre-ordered will be shipped late November. We are very excited to have you see this fun adventure story starring two animals who are well-loved worldwide: Norbert and Lil BUB! I loved painting the illustrations! The matching coloring book will also be available at the same time!

 

 

WHAT'S ON MY DRAWING BOARD

June 11, 2015

I am in the midst of completing illustrations for "Norbert & Lil BUB: What Can Little We Do?" to be released by Polly Parker Press in November 2015. Below is a detail of Norbert from a larger two-page spread illustration of this magical tale. This picture book is for the young and young at heart, exploring the the themes of overcoming personal differences, teamwork, and helping others smile. The sale of this book will help animals in need and further support the work of our independent publishing company. For more on this amazing book, click here. Authors: Julie Freyermuth & Mike Bridavsky.

                          Detail from "Norbert& Lil BUB" What Can Little We Do?" Freyermuth & Bridavsky, Polly Parker Press, November 2015

             
            Detail from "Norbert& Lil BUB" What Can Little We Do?" Freyermuth & Bridavsky, Polly Parker Press, November 2015

 

 

NORBERT & LIL BUB KICKSTARTER HAS  A GRAND FINISH!

May 13, 2015

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So many amazing people turned out in support of the Norbert & Lil BUB picture book, special needs pets, and book donations for children in hospitals and schools. Thank you to all who contributed and wished us well! Our anticipated publication will be November 2015, and we will be developing a coloring and e-book as well! Check the link below to take a peek at how it all turned out for Norbert and BUB:

Norbert & Lil BUB Kickstarter Project

 

OUR KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR NORBERT BOOK 3 IS UNDERWAY!

PRE ORDER NOW THROUGH MAY 13, 2015, 1:49 PM

We at Polly Parker Press are proud to announce our collaboration between our real-life Norbert, smile ambassador, and Lil BUB, one of the most famous cats on the planet. Norbert launched his book series with the international award-winning book, Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER & WATCH ME PAINT THE COVER ILLUSTRATION!
You can watch our short video and learn more about how to pre-order your First Edition copy through our successfully-funded Kickstarter campaign that continues through May 13th. The video contains a clip of me painting the cover illustration! This Kickstarter campaign reached its initial funding goal in just over 15 hours. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will help animals with special needs. 

APRIL 2015
Something magical is about to happen...

 

An exciting  announcement from Polly Parker Press is coming next week!  I'm thrilled about this unique, magical new adventure. Please join my Email List to receive notifications with current news and announcements. Let's make magic happen!


 

APRIL 2015
Polly Parker Press is a Webby Award Honoree in the Social-Animal category
for Facebook/NorbertDog

 

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. 
High-five, Team Norbert!

http://pv.webbyawards.com/2015/social/social-content-and-marketing/animals/honorees
https://www.facebook.com/NorbertDog

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