The East Phoenix Valley is replete with LDS pioneer heritage. The names of pioneer families adorn our streets, buildings and schools. We often casually pass by a geographic location without considering the history of the family for which the location was named, or why the family name was used. The inquiring minds of Arizona Beehive readers want to know! In each issue we now present the history of one “famous” Mormon family name. We hope you enjoy learning about these families, and encourage you to reach out to The Arizona Beehive with ideas for families to feature in the series.
We would like to introduce you and your family to Norman Mouse, his Mama and Papa and little sister, Emily. They are a typical LDS family facing typical family issues. Norman will be a featured guest in The Arizona Beehive for as long as he can be a part of our family. We hope that is a very long time! We think you will grow to love Norman as we have.
Starting with this issue we will have Norman hidden in the pages for you and your children to find. Norman may be hiding behind an article or peaking around a picture! If you find Norman let us know on our Instagram or Facebook pages. You just might receive a prize in the mail if you find him!
Join Norman in this new and colorful picture book series as he learns lessons and values that are specifically written for LDS children. You can find him, his books, and his family easily at normanthemormon.com. There you can also learn about the amazing creators of Norman, Danette Smith and her lovely daughter Brittany Smith.