Item description for Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs by Phil Vischer...
Life had always been easy for Norman. He was, after all, a good pig... not like his neighbor, Sidney. Rules and systems and schedules - they all seemed a bit slippery to Sidney. Norman couldn't help but look down on Sidney, and Sidney couldn't help but look down on himself - until, that is, the day they each received an invitation from God. He had something to tell them.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 60.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.69" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2007
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1598592351 ISBN13 9781598592351
Availability 0 units.
More About Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer was born June 16, 1966 in Muscatine, Iowa and grew-up in Chicago, Illinois.
He attended St. Paul Bible College and got involved with the puppet ministry where he met Mike Nawrocki. Vischer originally wanted to go to film school after Bible college but never made it. He ended up working for Amoco and Montgomery Ward as a truckdriver afterwards.
Vischer founded GRAFx Studios 1989, after buying animation software, in order to produce animated commercials and logos. That same year he animated and directed Mr. Cuke's Screen Test featuring Larry the Cucumber. In early 1993, he teamed up with Mike Nawrocki and started Big Idea Productions (now Big Idea Entertainment).
From 1993 to 2002, Vischer led the company as lead director and writer. In 2003 (after the release of Jonah) Big Idea went bankrupt, and Vischer sold the company to Classic Media and left the company.
In 2005 he started Jellyfish Labs a new creative workshop where he produces faith-based projects. In 2007 Vischer expanded the company by launching JellyTelly. Starting in 2010, Vischer produced What's In The Bible, a direct-to-DVD video series using puppetry and animation to present biblical material using a news-broadcast format and puppet characters.
Vischer still works on VeggieTales as a scriptwriter and voice actor, as well as serving as Big Idea's president under a contract by Classic Media.
He currently lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Lisa and two daughters, Sydney and Shelby, and his son, Jeremy.
Vischer has hosted a weekly podcast discussing life in a post-Christian America since 2012. The podcast, co-hosted by Christianity Today editor Skye Jethani and actress Christian Taylor, ranks in the top 100 podcasts regularly.
Spanish Biography: Cuando el animador por computadora, Phil Vischer, busco una nueva manera de integrar la fe con los cuentos, nacio un tomate llamado Bob y un pepino llamado Larry. VeggieTales paso a revolucionar la cinematografia cristiana, vendiendo mas de 40 millones de videos y poniendo sus historias llenas de fe en uno de cada tres hogares norteamericanos con ninos pequenos. Vive con su esposa Lisa, sus tres hijos y un perro en Illinois.
Phil Vischer currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs?
Wonderful! Jun 2, 2008
This book is so amazing! Sometimes I read it to my 3-year-old son just so that I can be reminded of its message...He loves it, too, of course. This is one of his favorite books. The illustrations are fabulous and the writing is top-notch. I think everyone should read this book. It's definitely one of those books that's suitable for ALL audiences.
Even if you're not religious. Apr 2, 2008
I'm an atheist, but the "God" part of this doesn't bother me enough to make me feel it deserves to lose a star. It's still a very good story about not being self-absorbed, and not having to be outwardly perfect. (I'm a Sidney. Sometimes we need to know we're OK, too, even if we're rumpled and running late.)
Thanks, Phil! Jan 13, 2008
This ended up on my wish list after reading "Me, Myself, and Bob" and my mother sent it to me as a gift. I received it this week and I'm using it for my sermon tomorrow!
A great message for everyone couched in a simple children's tale - fantastic for Sunday morning use and perfect for every day!
May you always remember that God loves you!
GREAT book with a message for everyone Aug 16, 2007
I was babysitting my 3-year-old cousin when he brought this book for me to read to him. upon looking at it, I thought it was, well, a story about a two pigs named Norman and Sidney. As I was reading it, the word "God" appeared. So, to myself, I was like "I guess this is going to be a religious book" and kept reading. What I read was not a book teaching God's ways, but a book acting as a reminder that you are loved no matter what. The story was about two pigs named Norman and Sidney who were neighbors, but had never met. They were complete opposites. Norman was the "good" pig who had the straightest tie of the crowd and arrived early to everything. Sidney was the "bad" pig who was always ten minutes late and always had toothpaste on his tie. They both recieve a letter from God asking to meet with him. God tells them both that he loves them equally, no matter who they are or how they live their life. Norman learns that he has nobody to impress because he's loved just as much as the next pig. Sidney is surprised that someone could love such a failure, but learns that God will always love him no matter what. It is such a wonderful book with such a great message. I am not a very religious person and do not have a specific religious affiliation, but I strongly believe that it is so, so important to know that you are loved by someone. This book is beautiful and I want a copy for myself because everyone needs to know that they're beautiful when they are not feeling so good. I recommend it for everyone of all ages, girl or boy. :)
Wonderful Book for All Ages Jul 20, 2007
This is a beautiful message for everyone about God's grace that adults and kids need to hear. God's love for us has nothing to do with how good we are or how hard we try. He just loves us. Isn't that great?!?!?!