Norman the Doorman


Norman the Doorman by beloved children’s author Don Freeman tells the story of Norman the mouse who works as a doorman at an art museum. Norman gives tours to all his friends of the lovely things stored in the museum’s basement, but he is always careful not to get caught by the upstairs guard. Norman loves creating art as well, and one day he makes a wire sculpture from the leftover parts of a mousetrap. When Norman sees a sign for a sculpture contest being hosted by the museum he eagerly enters his artistic mousetrap creation. Freeman’s warm and witty colored pencil illustrations perfectly depict the story of Norman the artistic mouse and the surprising way he wins a contest and befriends a museum guard.