There is a Norton glove puppet for the teacher. Norton the bird is one of the story characters in the book, and so acts as a link between the classroom and the imaginary world of the course. His main role in class is to assist the teacher in presenting the vocabulary and revising it throughout the unit, but he also has a ‘kit box’ of lesson materials which is kept in the classroom. With this he helps to make the pupils aware of their learning objectives as he reveals the materials they will be working with at the beginning of each lesson.