Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Qin Leng
When Norman the dog is adopted from the animal shelter, his family discovers he can't — or won't — follow commands. He doesn't even know his name. But the family soon discovers why: Norman doesn't know English commands, he only understands commands in Chinese.
A charming story about miscommunication and the love a family can have for a pet, Norman, Speak! is a humorous story with whimsical illustrations that readers of all ages will enjoy.