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2019 Wall Calendar

"You may have seen Norbert—the internet's most popular therapy dog—in People magazine, on TV, as a plush toy, online, or in a book. Now you can see him on the wall of your choice with Norbert's Little Lessons for a Big Life 2019 Wall Calendar.

Based on the book of the same name, the calendar features thirteen adorable photos of Norbert that are sure to make you smile and say, "Awww." Each photo is paired with an encouraging thought about friendship, individuality, love, and kindness. The monthly grids give you room to mark special occasions.

This three-pound philanthropist and social media influencer proves that you don't need to be big to make a big difference in the world."


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Calendar Details

Hi! Below are the details about my 2019 Wall Calendar. 

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (July 10, 2018)
Language: English
Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 11.9 inches
Authors: Julie Steines, Virginia Freyermuth
Photography By: Mark Steines

A perfect gift or for your own happy home!

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Julie Steines (Author)

With Norbert, Julie’s three-pound registered therapy dog, Julie has built a global audience of over 1.7 million highly engaged followers, known as The Norberthood. Through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, Julie consistently promotes kindness and compassion, while inspiring Norbert’s dedicated and passionate fans to spread smiles to others.

Norbert has become a worldwide phenomenon and a captivating symbol of goodness and generosity of spirit. For the past eight years, Julie and Norbert have spent many hours volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, school fundraisers, and homeless shelters to bring comfort and smiles to people of all ages.    

Julie and Norbert have appeared on television on shows such as The Today ShowThe DoctorsPickler & BenHarry Connick Jr's show HarryFox NewsKTLA Morning NewsNews Australia NineHallmark Channel's Home & FamilyThe Hollywood Christmas Parade.  Julie’s work with Norbert has been featured in magazine and online in outlets including Time, People Magazine, Good Morning America, USA Today, Angeleno, Wired, HLN, Huffington Post, AOL, InStyle,, Paper Magazine, and, among others.

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Virginia Freyermuth, Ph.D. (Author)

Dr. Freyermuth is a multiple award-winning art educator, illustrator, painter and portrait artist .  She illustrated and designed the Norbert book series, authored by her daughter, Julie Steines, winning nine prestigious book awards. Together they founded the kindhearted mother/daughter independent publishing company, Polly Parker Press. 

Dr. Freyermuth has taught art to all ages levels over her distinguished 40+ year career. She was the 1995 National Outstanding Art Teacher of the Walt Disney American Teacher Awards; the 1994 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, administered by the MA Department of Education; and was named the 2014 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the R.I. Art Education Association. She holds Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Painting, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Art Education.  

An avid arts advocate, she has authored numerous journal articles and was a chapter author for the peer-reviewed book The Heart of Art Education: Holistic Approaches to Creativity, Integration, and Transformation.  She currently offers art instruction through her online art school, WorldClass Art Class.  Her professional website is

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Mark Steines (Photographer)

Emmy award-winning Mark Steines is known as one of the entertainment industries’ most dynamic and well-respected television journalists. Steines, along with Leeza Gibbons, are the annual hosts of KTLA’s Rose Parade broadcast.

From small town Iowa to the red carpets of Hollywood, Steines, a three-time Emmy winner, has established himself as one of the most trusted and charismatic figures in entertainment news.  Since landing in Hollywood, he has interviewed thousands of A-list actors, producers, musicians and athletes.

Steines receives rave reviews as a photographer.  His appreciation for all things beautiful is captured in his portraits and majestic landscapes. Professional photography assignments have included editorial work for magazine's including Angeleno, Closer, Focus, Paper, Casual Living, The Wag, Animal Wellness and Groomer to Groomer, among others. Mark has a gift for capturing Norbert's many moods and expressions. He is thrilled to be the photographer for "Norbert's Little Lessons For a Big Life."