The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
Publication Date: September 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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 best-sellers 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.
Neil Gaiman has written award-winning books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. His picture books include Instructions and Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. A baby giant panda once sat on his lap and ate bamboo in Chengdu, China.
-Time Out New York Kids
“A bittersweet, guffaw-out-loud story from the most distinctive partnership in picture books today.”
-The Guardian (UK)
“McKean is in peak form here, with dark, spiky graphics that somehow manage to convey both sweetness and menace.”
“Leave it to Neil Gaiman to write a zany tale that’s swimmingly good.”
-The Washington Missourian
“An energetic, eye-catching volume.”