Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? 
International Award-Winning Picture Book

Author/Illustrator Talk with 3lb therapy dog, Norbert

One Author/Illustrator talk is about one hour in length. 

Virginia and Norbert

Our presentation includes a slideshow, interactive book reading followed by question and answers with the author, a brief talk & live drawing from the illustrator about artist’s journaling, an introduction to Norbert as a registered therapy dog and what he does, a few cool tricks by Norbert, photos and book signings/dedications. Our messages include:

  • You don’t need to be big to make a BIG difference in the world
  • Everyone has a special gift that can be used to serve the greater good
  • Everyone can make someone smile.
  • Pet therapy teams do important work
  • Artist’s journals are a fun and meaningful way to draw, write, and think about what happens in your life
Norbert Book

The presentation also includes:

  • one signed copy of Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?
  • original, signed art sketch by the Illustrator, Dr. Virginia Freyermuth, created during the presentation
  • heart-warming memories and lots of smiles!
Team Norbert.jpg


Author: Julie Freyermuth 
Illustrator: Virginia K. Freyermuth, M.F.A., Ph.D. 
ISBN: 978-0-9848682-0-9
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket
Pages: 32 pages
Type:  Fiction (Ages 3 and up)
Publication Date: November 15, 2013
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Retail Price: $17.99 (plus tax if in MA)

Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? is an international award-winning children’s picture book inspired by a real 3-pound registered therapy dog. This exquisitely illustrated tale is about a delightful and determined tiny hero who discovers his unique gift for helping others. The story shows you don't need to be big to make a BIG difference in the world.  Norbert tells the tale in his personal Artist’s Journal.  This is the first book in a series inspired by Norbert.


"Exquisite art, a powerful, positive message, and written from the heart. These are the qualities which have ensured that every adventure Norbert takes will find a spot on our family's bookshelf…"  - Mike Dillard, Best-Selling Author

"A must read! We had the opportunity for the author, Julie, to come to our school and read to our kindergarten and first graders, it was amazing! Both the students and teachers enjoyed the experience of hearing the story, the process of creating the story, and meeting Norbert himself! This book gave important insight to the students about therapy dogs and also the important message that everyone can make a difference!"  - Rebecca Kelly, Elementary School Principal

“Wow, wow, and WOW! What a beautiful book! Absolutely gorgeous…I feel like I should frame it. It is a piece of art."  - Robert Hudson, Pet Radio Show

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