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The World of Norm #1: May Contain Nuts Award-winning

by Jonathan Meres (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product description

Norman 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.

Nothing is ever fair in Norm’s world – and since his family moved house, things are even worse than usual. Why on earth did they have to move, anyway? In their old place, he never tried to pee in anything but a toilet! And when Norm is in bed, he’s kept awake by his dad snoring like a constipated rhinoceros. Will he ever get used to their rubbish new house, where you can hear every tiny noise through the flimsy walls? Will he stop being pestered by his annoying little brothers? Will life ever get less unfair for Norm? Packed with hilarious cartoons, this is a laugh-out-loud new series for any fan of the Wimpy Kid!

“Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!” Harry Hill

Product Details


The World of Norm (book 1)






Orchard Books

Date published

September 1st, 2011

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Middle years; 4.0 points



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What kids think

  1. nickjohnson
    on 19 June 2014


  2. Readingwizard55
    on 9 March 2014

    I agree with Harry hill this book is hilarious I am going to read the whole series. Really really really good.

    5out of 5
  3. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    I think it was okay but the diary of a wimpy kid is far better

  4. wobblybob
    on 6 March 2014

    Sorry but I’ll have to pinch that Harry Hill:“Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!”

  5. wimpykid16
    on 22 February 2014

    Ok but very sour

    2out of 5
  6. Cheerleaderatheart
    on 6 February 2014

    This is another of norms diarys

  7. Pearson81
    on 17 January 2014

    This is amazing nobody can denie it being bad so yeah

    5out of 5
  8. Mwatson109
    on 4 November 2013

    I loved this book it is funny and interesting it is an easy read. Jonathan Meres is a very humorous author.Definatly would recommend the whole series to other readers.

    5out of 5
  9. Geobean
    on 11 January 2013

    Really like this book. It made me laugh a lot. I have also now read book 2 May Cause Irritation and can’t wait to read book 3 May Cause Gas.

    5out of 5
  10. laiba11
    on 25 December 2012

    i think it is a awesome book it should be reccomended by eveyone even the fat people

    5out of 5
  11. lovelayla3
    on 15 December 2012

    I think it was very funny and would recommend it to EVERYBODY! the first chapter is so good I don’t know how good the rest of the book is going to be. I hope many people will read this and forward their review about this great book. This book ROCKS!!!!!

    5out of 5
  12. coolcars
    on 28 June 2012

    I loved reading the first Norm book, May Contain Nuts. It is really funny when Norm nearly pees in his mum and dad’s wardrobe because he forgot he moved house. Get the book to read more laughs.

    5out of 5
  13. willowtree
    on 20 December 2011

    Norm(Norman)sounds crazy! i don’t know how he can mistake the wardrobe for the toilet! but his brothes are more dumb i mean why you call a dog simon cowel!.His grandad is cool but he has got the wrong end of the stick with Norm and Chelsea. out of five i would give it 4.9. its great everyone should read it. can’t wait for next book(;

    4out of 5
  14. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 18 October 2011

    Norm is a good book, not the best but as I said, good. To be honest Norm is totally crazy at the beginning because he says the toilet has disappeared and forgot that they moved house 3 months before!

    Jonathan Meres has a good writing talent but the book was not that comical in my opinion, but luckily the funny illustrations make up for this. I know this because my brother and sister were laughing like mad when they were looking at the pictures.

    I rate this book 2.75/5 because it lacks the funniness of Jeremy Strong and Jeff Kinney books, a great debut but just not up there yet!

    Ben, age 11