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About The Book

Norbert, the internet’s most popular therapy dog whose “cuteness is transcendent” (Time), shares the lessons he’s learned from being a three-pound hero and philanthropist, demonstrating that you don’t need to be big to make a big difference in the world.

Philosopher, intuitive healer, and fashion-forward snappy dresser, Norbert the tiny, mixed-breed therapy dog with a big heart shares his lessons on friendship, individuality, family, love, and more to help you shift your perspective and focus on what really matters in life. With fifty adorable full-color photographs throughout the book, Norbert aims to continue spreading smiles, inspiring kindness, and bringing comfort to those in need.

About The Authors

Julie Steines and her three-pound registered therapy dog, Norbert, have built a global audience of two million highly engaged followers, known as The Norberthood. Through social media she promotes kindness, compassion, and spreading smiles. Julie and Norbert volunteer at hospitals, nursing homes, and charitable causes to bring comfort and smiles to people of all ages. Her websites are and

Virginia Freyermuth, MFA, PhD, artist and national award-winning art educator, is the coauthor of Norbert’s Little Lesson’s for a Big Life. She illustrated Norbert’s children’s book series, along with her writing partner and daughter Julie Steines, winning nine prestigious book awards. Together they are owners of Polly Parker Press, a kindhearted education and publishing company. Her website is

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (October 10, 2017)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501187339

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