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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

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"I'll swap you my dad," I said.

"Oh-oh," said my little sister.

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 hilarious 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 beloved by readers of all ages. This new edition features brand-new jacket art and an afterword by the author on the origins of this unique and wonderfully funny story.

Review:

"[An] energetic, eye-catching volume." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Deadpan humor abounds....This is one book that's guaranteed to be spotted by boys, reluctant readers, would-be artists, and teen siblings who recognize Gaiman, McKean, and the Sandman series." Children's Literature

Review:

"Humorous fantasy where the title trade is just the start of a series of juvenile swaps and things get very strange indeed." Locus

Review:

"Delightful." Time Out New York Kids

Review:

"A bittersweet, guffaw-out-loud story from the most distinctive partnership in picture books today." The Guardian (UK)

Synopsis:

"I'll swap you my dad," I said.

"Oh-oh," said my little sister.

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?

Synopsis:

After trading his father for two goldfish, a boy and his little sister go on a rollicking adventure around town to get him back.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Stardust, and American Gods, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, as well as Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, two collections of short fiction, and Coraline, a novel for readers of all ages. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

Dave McKean is an award-winning, world-renowned mixed media artist, illustrator, and director. He has won numerous awards including the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Book Awards Overall First Prize. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060587031
Author:
Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
McKean, Dave
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
Author:
McKean, Dave
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
September 26, 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 11.2 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 64 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060587031 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] energetic, eye-catching volume."
"Review" by , "Deadpan humor abounds....This is one book that's guaranteed to be spotted by boys, reluctant readers, would-be artists, and teen siblings who recognize Gaiman, McKean, and the Sandman series."
"Review" by , "Humorous fantasy where the title trade is just the start of a series of juvenile swaps and things get very strange indeed."
"Review" by , "Delightful."
"Review" by , "A bittersweet, guffaw-out-loud story from the most distinctive partnership in picture books today."
"Synopsis" by , "I'll swap you my dad," I said.

"Oh-oh," said my little sister.

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?

"Synopsis" by , After trading his father for two goldfish, a boy and his little sister go on a rollicking adventure around town to get him back.
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