Norman Whaler is from Grosse Pointe, MI, USA. He writes
children's books with positive messages and is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), IAN, and IBPA.
Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite
Several laughs on this funny farm! Oink and Gobble and the ‘No One Can Ever Know Secret’ is a humorous children’s adventure book. Will the farmer or the girl find out their secret? Oink the pig and Gobble the turkey have promised never to reveal their ‘no one can ever know secret.’ Author Norman Whaler has created a series of imaginative stories, which take place on a farm. All the animals on the farm know the secret, but can they keep the humans from finding out? This book also includes a bonus page of clean, humorous jokes that children will like. Home and school libraries will find this entertaining and engaging animal book a welcome addition to their shelves.
Artist Mohammad Shayan created the colorful illustrations in Oink and Gobble and the ‘No One Can Ever Know Secret’. The bright, colorful artwork is humorous and accurately depicts the farm animals and the humans in animation form. I love the panicked look on the turkey’s and the pig’s faces when they think the humans have found out their secret! Even the other animals are scared when they see the girl talking to the farmer. Did the girl witness it and is she revealing the secret to the farmer? Run! Run was the first thing Oink thought. But the girl is not telling the farmer the secret. What are they talking about? Plot twist. Writer Norman Whaler has created a lovely silly story that children will enjoy reading. And parents will have fun reading this to their children.