Scooter Takes a Walk

Norma Thatcher, Author

Norma Thatcher, Author
Photo by Coy Ferrell

Scooter the dog is well known in her hometown. She and her owner Emma not only take part in Old Town’s community activities, but they also walk up and down Main Street every day to greet the shop owners. One spring day Emma is invited to a restaurant in Old Town for lunch on her birthday. Emma ties Scooter outside in the shade and promises her a long walk when lunch is finished.

But when a little dog comes along and accidentally unties Scooter’s leash, Scooter makes the decision to take the usual walk all by herself. She ends up with a BIG surprise for Emma!

Children will be delighted in Scooter’s adventures as well as in the kindness and generosity of the people in Old Town.

Scooter Takes a Walk - by Norma Thatcher

About the Illustrator

Loralyn Noragong

Loralyn Noragong, Illustrator

Loralyn Noragong is a self-taught watercolor botanical style artist who loves to capture the beauty of outdoor life. She also has perfected her artistic skills through online classes and is part of the many online art communities. It was through one of those art communities that she and Norma Thatcher were first brought together by mutual friend Michelle Coe.

Loralyn also challenges herself by exploring other styles of art using different media and techniques.

This is Loralyn’s first illustrated children’s book. Initially, Loralyn told Norma, “I’m a realistic artist. I am not an illustrator; I don’t draw people or puppies. But,sp let me see what I can do. I’ll do my best and I give my word.” Loralyn is a Christian who put her trust in God that she could use her art to bring Norma’s book to life. She and her husband Edwin reside in the Bay Area of California where they are close to their two grown children.

Norma Thatcher has lovingly and expertly created an impactful story about the importance of community and supporting local businesses. Creating a sense of safety and familiarity is an important aspect for families, and she does that well in her fun book, “Scooter Takes a Walk.”
–Marianne Clyde, Business Coach with Business YOUR Way, and best-selling author of “Zentivity: How to Eliminate Chaos, Stress, and Discontent in Your Workplace.”

“Scooter Takes a Walk” is a lovely depiction of the spirit of Old Town Warrenton, its shops, and their proprietors. The colorful illustrations bring Main Street and local shops to life. The strong image of pet-friendliness in our town is very accurate.”
–Bonnie Zacherle, the original creator of My Little Pony and author of “My Lil Pony Tale.”


Where to find Scooter Takes a Walk

Since this book promotes independent bookstores and shopping locally, please contact The Open Book in Warrenton, VA for additional copies. Or ask your local independent bookstore to order it for you.

Web: oldtownopenbook.com

Phone: 540.878.5358

Email: OldTownOpenBook@nullgmail.com