‘Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life’ book GIVEAWAY



Norbert is a three-pound therapy dog that has brought countless smiles to everyone he visits. This precious pooch has “written” several books with his mom Julie Steines and her mom Virginia Freyermuth. Now the little fellow “pens” his latest book, “Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life,” with accompanying photos by his dad Mark Steines.

We have some books to giveaway.

To be eligible to win a copy of this adorable book, email us at fca@familymagazinegroup.com with “Norbert Book Giveaway” in the title. Please supply your name, address, phone number and email address (so we can let you know if you are a winner).

The deadline for this giveaway is October 10, 2017.

And check out Norbert’s Twitter account (@NorbertDog) and his website.

‘Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life’ – Book Review



Norbert is a three-pound therapy dog that has brought countless smiles to everyone he visits. This precious pooch has “written” several books with his mom Julie Steines and her mom Virginia Freyermuth. Now the little fellow “pens” his latest book, Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life, with accompanying photos by his dad Mark Steines.

Norbert’s sage advice is always helpful, especially when you’re feeling down. He is always optimistic and has a great sense of humor. As with his other books, Norbert continues to bring happiness to his readers, and with the addition of the photos there are plenty of smiles from cover to cover for everyone, old and young.

This is a great little book to read to your kids at bedtime and for older kids to read themselves. Norbert is not only adorable, he’s also very wise. And, he knows his job is to make people feel happy. As he says, “I’m always wondering ‘How Can I Make You Smile?’”

This little pooch is not only filled with sage wisdom, he is also a fashionista, as readers will see through the wonderful photos. And with his little dangling tongue, he will definitely bring out the “awws” in everyone reading the book. He’s absolutely delightful.

If you haven’t heard about Norbert you’re missing out on this adorable little guy. He has over 1.5 million followers at his website, and plenty of twitter followers (@NorbertDog) as well.

His mom, Julie, takes him to hospitals and other places to bring joy and love to those who need a little lift in life. His grandmother is an accomplished artist and educator, and his dad cohosts Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life fits the bill for bedtime stories, for gifts – especially to those in the hospital or under the weather, and for coffee tables. It is a conversation piece that will delight everyone as soon as they see the cute cover.

Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: North Star Way (October 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501187317
ISBN-13: 978-1501187315

About the Reviewer

Francine Brokaw writes about products, travel, and entertainment. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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Norbert Plush – A Must-Have for Norbert Fans


You must have heard of Norbert. He’s an adorable little dog that became a registered therapy dog because he brought so much love and joy to people. Along with his “mom” Julie Freyermuth, Norbert penned three great books. He is the definition of adorable.

Now you can have your own Norbert, and you don’t have to feed him or take him out for walks. This brand new life-sized Norbert plush looks identical to the real thing. He is super soft and makes the best sleeping buddy for kids (ages 3 and up).

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Norbert’s fur is comb-able to fluff him up and he is machine washable for when he gets a little dirty. Dogs always get a little dirty and with the love and affection this one will get in your house, you know he’ll need a little sprucing up from time to time.

The Norbert Plush is hard to put down. He’s so darn cute and cuddly. This First Edition 2016 plush also does a lot of good. For every Norbert plush bought, a second one will be donated to Toys for Tots for a child in need! How cool and selfless is that? Norbert wants all his fans to have a plush of their own to hold and love.

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With his trademark pink tongue sticking out of his little mouth, Norbert has been taken to the hearts of hundreds of people, old and young. The plush is not a toy for dogs or cats or other pets – just for kids and, you guessed it, adults. Norbert has fans of all ages.

Besides being a valuable therapy dog, Norbert is a Fairy Godmother, so to speak. He brought his “mom” and “dad” together. Julie brought the little ball of fluff out to appear on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, hosted by Mark Steines. Mark and Julie fell in love and recently got married, with Norbert in attendance. He is an amazing little dog that brings a smile to everyone who sees him, and this plush will too.

This holiday season Norbert, along with his books, is going to make a lot of kids happy. And that’s doubled when you consider the Toys for Tots donations from Norbert and his mom!

Just one look at his little face and you’ll fall in love. He’s one plush dog that will make you smile and fill your heart with love. Okay, so he’s not the real Norbert, but the real Norbert is one of a kind. I have held the real Norbert and I can honestly say, with the plush you’ll have the next best thing. With the exception of him being a real breathing dog, the plush is a duplicate of the little guy. And everyone who sees him will say, “Aww.”

About the Reviewer

Francine Brokaw writes about products, travel, and entertainment. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

Follow her on Twitter