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Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Orchard Books

May Contain Nuts

By Jonathan Meres

The first hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself about to pee in his dad's wardrobe.

Why on earth did Norm's family have to move, anyway? In their old house he'd never tried to pee in anything other than a toilet. And when Norm is in bed, he's kept awake by his dad snoring like a constipated rhinoceros!
Will life ever get less unfair for Norm?

With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:
'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill
'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

Just looking at him makes me laugh!One of the greatest kids' books I have ever read ... Witty, humorous and charming, The World of Norm is so very realA barrel of laughsI thought this book was brilliant because it is very clever and descriptive. It's completely hilarious and I loved the cartoon-style drawings, which were very funny ... it gets a definite 5/5Packed with laughsGreat funFunny and heart-warming ... a brilliant read that makes you laugh out loudThe writing is witty and thought-provoking all the way through and more than that, it's often laugh-out-loud funnyFans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.If you like the Wimpy Kid books, you'll love The World of Norm! (Julia Eccleshare)I thought this book was brilliant because it is very clever and descriptive. It's completely hilarious and I loved the cartoon-style drawings, which were very funny. It's a great book for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and it gets a definite 5/5Cheery romp... Great fun.A kids' bestseller worthy of its popularity.Funny and heart-warming, a brilliant read that makes you laugh out loud.The World of Norm is an enjoyable, laugh out loud novel, which deals with serious issues and delivers an important moral message in an easy to read format. Jamie 9The first hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Adrian Mole meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid"Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!" Harry HillBy a superb talent, who won a Time Out award for stand-up comedy.Hugely loveable character - Norman is the next Charlie Brown!Brilliantly funny black and white line illustrations throughout
Orchard Books

May Cause Irritation

By Jonathan Meres

The second hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself standing at a supermarket checkout, totally naked.

It might be a dream, but Norm soon finds that things go from bad to worse - when his perfect cousins arrive for a walk. If there was one thing worse than spending time with his perfect cousins it was being forced to go on a flipping walk with them! What's the point in going for a walk - except to get from A to B?!

Jonathan Meres follows up May Contain Nuts with another laugh-out-loud story about Norm, a boy who can't understand why everything always seems unfair...

With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:
'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill
'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

Another laugh-out-loud story about Norm.The books are great fun for the 8-plus range ... as well as for those who enjoy an entertaining story. try them -- they are flipping great!I can see Norm becoming very popular.Fans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.The second hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Adrian Mole meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid"Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!" Harry HillBy a superb talent, who won a Time Out award for stand-up comedyHugely loveable character - Norman is the next Charlie Brown!
Orchard Books

May Require Batteries

By Jonathan Meres

The fourth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he got out of bed and trod in something he shouldn't have...

What with overdue homework, overdue pocket money and a bag full of overdue newspapers, one thing's for sure: life for Norm isn't getting any less unfair. And did he mention the fact that he's the only kid on the planet without an iPad?

ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTELY RIGHT HE DID!

With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:
'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill
'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

Fans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.Very funny, abso-flipping-lutely funny, as Norm might sayThe books are great fun for the 8+ age range as well as for those who enjoy an entertaining story. Try them - they are flipping great!Abso-flipping-lutely funny, as Norm might say.The fourth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts is shortlisted for the 2013 Red House Children's Book Award.Norm has even had his own comic strip in the Beano!The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts was the topselling title out of the 17 books chosen for Bookbuzz 2012. Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust, aimed at year seven pupils.This best-selling series has hilarious black-and-white illustrations by Donough O'Malley."Johnny Meres is flipping funny!" Eddie Izzard
Orchard Books

May Be Contagious

By Jonathan Meres

The fifth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Norm is back! And he knows that it's just going to be one of those days... Before long a dog-related injury prevents him from biking, and an old 'friend' threatens the one thing even more important to Norm than his bike. And we're not talking pizza! Upset plans and upset stomachs...Norm's out of luck. And it may be contagious!

With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:

'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill

'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

Fans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.Hilarious.The Norm books are very entertaining.The most unfairly treated boy in the whole world is back for his fifth hilarious adventureHilarious.The fifth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love Norm!A best-selling series, The World of Norm has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone.The first World of Norm title, May Contain Nuts, WON the Scottish Children's Book Award 2012, and was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts was one of seventeen books chosen for Bookbuzz 2012. Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust, aimed at year seven pupils.By a superb talent, who won a Time Out award for stand-up comedy"Johnny Meres is flipping funny!" Eddie Izzard
Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres has swapped a career as an award-winning stand-up comic for one as an award winning children’s writer; to celebrate the publication of the The World of Norm: 7: Must Be Washed Separately, here he talks to Graham Marks about humour, music, dialogue and just eactly how he works.
Orchard Books

May Need Rebooting

By Jonathan Meres

The sixth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself in 18th century France...

If only he hadn't fallen asleep in History! And if only he'd done his punishment exercise! And if only he could go biking instead of playing stupid football! Except Norm can't go biking. Why not? BECAUSE HIS BIKE'S BEEN STOLEN, THAT'S WHY! Nightmare? It's worse than that... IT'S AN ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTE DISASTER!

With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:
'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill
'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

A great fictional creation.Fans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.An award-winning, laugh-out-loud seriesThe sixth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love Norm!A best-selling series, The World of Norm has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone.The first World of Norm title, May Contain Nuts, WON the Scottish Children's Book Award 2012, and was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts was one of seventeen books chosen for Bookbuzz 2012. Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust, aimed at year seven pupils.By a superb talent, who won a Time Out award for stand-up comedy"Johnny Meres is flipping funny!" Eddie Izzard
Orchard Books

Must Be Washed Separately

By Jonathan Meres

The seventh hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was woken by the sound of an elephant breaking wind in the next room...

Not the best start to a day, but it's about to get a whole lot worse. As if a trip to see his perfect cousins isn't bad enough, they've only gone and got the brand new Call Of Mortal Battle! Not that Norm could play anyway what with being banned off Xbox due to a curious incident of a stinky dog at bath time.

Business as usual? ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTELY!!!

With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:
'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill
'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

flipping funnyIf you like funny or crazy books, then The World of Norm is definitely for youFans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.The seventh hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love Norm!A bestselling series, The World of Norm has sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone.The first World of Norm title, May Contain Nuts, WON the Scottish Children's Book Award 2012, and was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.The World of Norm is a global sensation, with rights sold in 13 languages so far!The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts was one of seventeen books chosen for Bookbuzz 2012. Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust, aimed at year seven pupils.2014 is the Year of Norm, with a huge TV advertising campaign planned around the publication of Book 6 in June and a live-streamed event taking Jonathan into the schools of over 3,000 children!By a superb talent, who won a Time Out award for stand-up comedy"Johnny Meres is flipping funny!" Eddie Izzard
Orchard Books

May Need Filling In

By Jonathan Meres

Hilarious, full-length activity book dedicated to the World of Norm! Packed with quizzes, games, doodles, fun facts and lots more. You'd be abso-flipping-lutely mad to miss out...

With brilliantly funny illustrations from Donough O'Malley.

Praise for Jonathan Meres:
'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill
'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard

Fantastic, hilarious, witty.Fans of Jeff Kinney will not be disappointed.Hilarious, full-length activity book dedicated to the World of Norm! Packed with quizzes, games, doodles, fun facts and lots more. You'd be abso-flipping-lutely mad to miss out...

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice-cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he's written for TV and radio, but is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, which has so far been translated into 16 languages worldwide.

Jonathan's hugely entertaining live performances ensure that he's in constant demand at school and book festivals throughout the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.jonathanmeres.com

Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love Norm!A brand-new format for this bestselling series - perfect for exisiting fans, or as an introduction to Norm's world for new readers.A best-selling series, The World of Norm has sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone.The first World of Norm title, May Contain Nuts, WON the Scottish Children's Book Award 2012, and was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award."Johnny Meres is flipping funny!" Eddie Izzard