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This offbeat picture book from Neil Gaiman was described as "a bittersweet, guffaw-out-loud story from the most distinctive partnership in picture books today" by the Guardian.
What if you wanted your best friend's two goldfish so much that you'd swap anything for them, even your father?
What if your mother came home and found out what you'd done?
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is a wry adventure and was the first book for younger readers from the acclaimed author and illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers The Wolves in the Walls and Coraline. Chosen as one of Newsweek magazine's best children's books of the year, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is the sort of picture book that works for readers of all ages.
If the dad in your life is the sort who enjoys a laugh, especially one at his own expense, he will enjoy The Day I Sawpped My Dad for Two Goldfish
"I'll swap you my dad," I said. "Oh-oh," said my little sister.
Author: Neil Gaiman
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 2.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 82031 / Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
PW Notes and Reprints 11/01/2004 pg. 64
Publishers Weekly 11/01/2004
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2005 pg. 33 - Marginal, Seriously Flawed
About the Author
McKean, Dave: -
Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman's picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.Gaiman, Neil: -
Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.
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