Jonathan Meres

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Jonathan Meres left school at the age of 16 to join the merchant navy and spent the next 7 years sailing around the world. Since then he has worked as an ice cream van driver and in Harrods, got a band together, appeared in a pop video and been a stand up comedian. He’s won a Time Out Award for Comedy and been nominated for The Perrier Award at the The Edinburgh Festival. His bestselling book The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts (the first in The World of Norm series) has won a Scottish Children’s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award.

Jonathan Mere’s Books

World of Norm

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Awesome Animals

Surfs up you snooze you lose

 

 

 

Other novels

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Non-fiction

Phenomenal Xmas factor

29 Responses to Jonathan Meres

  1. Luke 5B Law Primary says:

    My name is Luke and the book that I read was May Cause Irritation from the World of Norm series by Jonathan meres. The story takes place in and around town. The main character in the book is Norm {Norman}. What I like about Norm is that he is always getting up to something without his mum or dad noticing (a bit like me). My favourite part of the book was when Norm was trying to get lots of money(I won’t tell you how. You’ll have to read it for yourself). I would recommend the World of Norm because it’s never the same thing. Norm is always up to something and somehow something else links up to it and ends up being something new. If you like Diary of a Wimpy kid, this is for you. It is for all ages boys and girls. One more thing…….Read the start. It’s really funny! (Supermarket + Norm= laughs!)

  2. Fraser D 5B Law Primary School says:

    My name is Fraser D and the book I read was May Cause Irritation from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in Norm’s neighbourhood. The main character is Norman but he is often called Norm. The thing I like the most about Norm is that he is funny. My favourite part of the story was when he went to the SUPER MARKET NAKED AND GOT ARRESTED BECAUSE HE HAD TEN ITEMS IN THE NINE ITEMS OR LESS QUEUE! I like this bit because it’s hilarious and weird. I recommend this book for boys and girls from the age of 8 to 11 because it has intresting ideas and funny scripts.

  3. Eilidh 5b law primary says:

    My name is Eilidh and the book I read was May Produce Gas from the World of Norm series by Jonathan meres. The story takes place in his house. The main character in the book is Norm (but his real name is Norman. What I like most about Norm is always getting up to something. My favourite part of the story was when he always peed in his mum and dad’s wardrobe. I recommend this book to all ages to 8+ boys and girls because it is really funny you will like it.

  4. madeleine 5b law primary says:

    My name is Madeleine and the book I read was May Be Contagious from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres .The story takes place in Norm’s house and around town. The main character in the book is Norm but his real name is Norman. What I like about Norm is he is a very funny person. My favourite part of the story was when he slipped in his dog’s sick I liked that bit because it was really funny. I would recommend this book to people who like a bit of humour because it is a very funny book and I think people at a age of 8-11 should read it.

  5. Jason 5B law primary says:

    My name is Jason and the book I read was May Require Batteries from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house, the town, the school and in Britain. The main character is Norm but his real name is Norman. What I like most about him is him is he is ALWAYS wanting new things, he is funny, he is really cheeky. His best friend is Mikey but he has another friend called Danny and when he was about 5 he had a friend called Zak. My favourite part of the story was when he got his ipad because it was funny because he was waiting ages and it was PINK!!!!! DUN DUN DUUUUNNNNN!!!!! His mortal enemy is Chelsea because she’s really annoying and is always scamming him. I would recommend this book to 9-13 year olds who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid type stories and funny coincidental things. All in all I would say it’s BRILLIANT.

  6. Grace 5b Law Primary says:

    My name is Grace and the book I read was May require Batteries from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house and around the town. The main character in the book is Norman but he is sometimes called Norm by his brothers, parents and friends. What I like most about Norm is that he is cheeky but in a very funny way. My favourite part of the story was in the middle when Norm’s Mum, as a joke, asked Norm to cut the grass with a cheese grater.
    I would Recommend this book to an age range of around 7-11 because I feel there are some difficult words in there but it is suitable for boys and girls.

  7. Lois p5b Law Primary says:

    My name is Lois and the book I read was May Require Batteries from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres.
    The story takes place in Norm’s bedroom when he wakes up to find his brother sleeping on the ground below him.
    The main character in the book is Norman but he is often called Norm.
    What I like most about Norm is his cheeky personality because it brings lots of mischief from him and his brothers in the book.
    My favourite part of the story was when Jonathan Meres describes the look of horror on Norm’s face when he realises he has just been given a pink ipad. I like that part because it’s probably the worst situation in the book.
    I would recommend this book to ages 8 – 12 because it is humorous and it’s a rather long book. It also has piles of dialogue.

  8. Isla 5b law primary says:

    My name is Isla the book I read was May Cause Irritation from the World of Norm by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house, around town, his Grandad’s house and the park. The main character is Norman (also called Norm). What I like most about Norm is he always finds himself in trouble! That’s because he does random things!!It’s not just that he always finds trouble. Trouble is his pet it follows him everywhere.
    My favourite part of the book was at the start were Norm found himself shopping naked and about to be arrested not because he was naked. It was because he had 10 items at the 9 items or less check out!!(His dad was the police! Imagine that!)
    I would recommend this book to P4-7 boys and girls as long as you like funny weird typed stuff. If you do the World of Norm series is the one for you! 5 stars I think.
    ENJOY READING!!!! (The world of Norm!)

  9. Dido P5b Law Primary School says:

    My name is Dido and the book I read was May Contain Nuts from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house and the town he lives in. The main character in the book is Norman but everybody calls him Norm. What I like most about Norm is his personality because he is cheeky and full of mischief. My favourite part of the story was when Norm woke up nearly peeing in his dad’s wardrobe because it is funny and he gets a row from his dad . I would recommend this story to people who enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and are between 8-11 because it is funny and quite a long book.

  10. camille 5b law primary says:

    My name is Camille and the book I read was May Cause Irritation from the world of norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in Norm’s house and in the town. The main character in the book is Norm but his real name is Norman. What I like most about Norm is he thinks his life is so unfair. My favourite part of the story is when Norm found himself shopping naked and he had 10 items at the 9 or under checkout!
    I would recommend this book to children who are into really funny books or love lots of fun. READ THESE FABULOUS WORLD OF NORM BOOKS!!!!!

  11. Calum R P5B law primary says:

    My name is Calum Reville and the book I read was May Require Batteries from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place mostly within the area in and around his house. The main character is Norman (Norm for short). I like Norm because every so often something absolutely random happens when you don’t expect it. My favourite part of the story was when he got an Ipad … but it was pink! I would recommend the book for 8-15 years old people because it has a slightly rude word in it – flipping.
    I give this book 9.5 Ipads

  12. Thomas 5B law primary says:

    My name is Thomas and the book I read was May contain nuts from the world of norm series by Jonathan meres. The story takes place in his local area. The main character in the book is Norman but he is frequently called Norm. What I like about Norman is that he never really does anything wrong in his life, it just goes wrong and I like it because it gives a sarcastic feel to it. My favourite part in May Contain Nuts was when he woke up to find himself peeing in his dad’s wardrobe because it gives of a cheeky spark and a good start to a liver breaking hard laughing story.
    I would recommend it to children from primary 4 up until S2 who are fans of Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) because it has a very different kind of comedy , like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and has a calm sarcasm, though still hilarious.

  13. michael p5b law primary says:

    Hello my name is Michael and the book I read was May Be Contagious from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in Britain Norm is normally in his bedroom. The main character is called Norman but frequently called Norm. The story is based on Norm and his friend’s Mickey and Danny. Norm has annoying friend(ISH) called Chelsea. The best part of the book, in my opinion was when he said ‘’oh for flipping doughnut sake ’’.
    I would recommend this book for people of the age of 12 and UNDER and people who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid so you’re not left out because this book is very similar.

  14. Reuben p5b law primary says:

    My name is Reuben and the book I read was May Contain Nuts from the World of Norm series by Jonathon Meres. The story takes place in Norm’s house and around town. The main character is Norman but people call him Norm. I like Norm because he is really funny and he keeps on trying to find an excuse to get out of trouble. My favourite part was when Norm peed in his dad’s wardrobe . I would recommend this book to anyone who likes funny books.
    ENJOY READING AN AMAZING AND FUNNY LIFE OF NORM IN THE WORLD OF NORM!!!

  15. Fergus 5b law primary says:

    My name is Fergus and the book I read was May Require Batteries from the World of Norm series by Jonathon Meres.
    The story takes place in his house and around town.
    The main character in book is Norman but is nickname is Norm.
    What I like about Norm is that the character is funny and there’s always something wrong with him in Norm’s life.
    My favourite part of the story was when Norm woke up finding himself standing a pile of sick because the idea of a person waking up and waking up and standing in your own dogs disgusting vomit.
    I would recommend this book to people who like reading books that are funny, because the book is full of lots of laughter.

  16. Mrs Lima 5B says:

    `My name is Ella and the book I read was May Be Contagious from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story usually starts when he wakes up, and something odd happens. For example, Norm new it would be one of those days where he woke up with a piece of corn in his ear. The part I like most about Norm is something always goes wrong in his life. My favourite part in the story was at the end when norm apologises for not being a sheep. I would recommend this book to p4 to s1 because funny and it is easy to read.

  17. Alex 5b law primary says:

    My name is Alex and the book I read was May Contain Nuts from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house and around town. The main character in the book is Norm. What I like most about Norm is he is funny and weird because he went to pee in his Dad’s wardrobe. My favourite part was when Norm wanted an Ipad and he got a pink ipad. I would recommend this to people who like weird and funny stuff.

  18. Alex p5 law primary says:

    My name is Alex and the book I read was May Contain Nuts from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house and around town. The main character in the book is Norm. What I like most about Norm is he is funny and weird because he went to pee in his Dad’s wardrobe. My favourite part was when Norm wanted an Ipad and he got a pink ipad. I would recommend this to people who like weird and funny stuff.

  19. Milly 5b Law Primary says:

    My name is Milly and the book I read was may produce gas from the world of norm series by Jonathan meres.
    The story takes place in his house
    The main character in the book is Norm but his real name is Norman.
    What I like most about Norm is he is really funny because he says flipping all the time.
    My favourite part of the story was when norm said flipping.
    I would recommend this to seven and ten years old.

  20. Oliver 5B Law Primary says:

    My name is Oliver and the book I read was May Be Contagious from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in Norm’s house and around the town Norm lives in. The main character in the book is Norman( but most of the time he is called Norm.) What I like most about about Norm is he is funny because he is mucking about most of the time. My favourite part of the story was when he slipped in his dog’s puke because I found it funny. I would recommend this book to people who like funny books because it’s really funny and also to people in P4-7.

  21. callum q 5b law primary says:

    My name is Callum and the book I read was may Require batteries from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his home town. The main character is Norman but he is mostly called Norm. What I like about Norm is that he only has two friends Mickey and Danny. My favourite part was is when Norm says “flipping” all the time for every little reason. I would recommend this book to people that like something strange to read and I would also recommend this book from the age of seven.

  22. Holly 5b LAW PRIMARY says:

    My name is Holly and the book I read was May Produce Gas from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house or around town and in his friend’s house.
    The main character in the book is Norm but his full name is Norman. What I like most about Norm is that he is kind of based on Harry Hill because he is funny and he says flippin’ a lot. My favourite part about the story is when Norm’s in the toilet and his brother is in the bath and his other brother is moaning to go to the toilet and then his parents mention ikea. I don’t think he likes ikea and it goes all dramatic and he climbs out the window and crawls down the pipe.
    I recommend this to people who read Diary of a Wimpy Kid because he is based on a boy who has bad luck

  23. Eryn 5B Law Primary says:

    My name is Eryn and the book I read was May Be Contagious from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in his house and the street that he lives in. The main character is Norman . What I like most about Norm is he is not like any other character because I have read other books by Jonathan Meres and this one I like. My favourite part of the story was when Norman skidded on his brother dog’s sick because It was really funny and gross but mostly funny. I would recommend this book to boys and girls ages 7 to 9 year olds because it is a really funny plus it is like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  24. Lauren 5b law primary says:

    My name is Lauren and the book I read was May Contain Nuts from the World of Norm series by Jonathan Meres. The story takes place in Norm’s house and around town but mainly in his house. The main character in the book is Norm but his real name is Norman but everybody calls him Norm. What I like best about Norm is that he always says the world flipping because something in his life always goes wrong. My favourite part in the story was when Norm woke up and found himself almost peeing inside his mum and dads closet. I would recommend this book to boys and girls who like funny books because it made me laugh and I’m sure it will make you laugh too.

  25. Bobbie 5B Law Primary says:

    My name is Bobbie and the book I read was May Contain Nuts from the series of The World Of Norm by Jonathan Meres. The main character’s name Is Norman but he often gets called Norm. My favourite part Of The World Of Norm is when he is about to have a pee in his Dad’s wardrobe because it is a funny and good way to start a story. I think this would be good for people aged 7 and over to read because it is very fun to read.

  26. Sarah Tyrrell says:

    My name is Sarah T and I read ‘May Cause Irritation’ by Jonathan Meres. I would recommend it to boys and girls who want a laugh because it is absolutely hilarious. Norm’s family get a dog but Norm isn’t keen, he would much rather have a more up to date phone. Cunningly he uses the new dog to try to get a phone by getting his not so perfect cousin Danny to hide the dog so he can get his hands on some reward money. Sadly for Norm the plan fails, read this fantastic book to find out what happens!
    I would definitely give this book 10/10!
    Sarah, Law Primary School, P5A

  27. Jamie T, P5A, Law Primary School says:

    My name is Jamie and I read ‘May Cause Irritation’ by Jonathan Meres. I would recommend the book to children aged 9-15 who enjoy humorous books. It’s about a boy called Norm who hates his perfect cousins until he finds out a secret about one of them. It’s the first book I’ve read by Jonathan Meres but I definitely want to read more! I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

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