Not Norman

A Goldfish Story

By Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator); Kelly Bennett
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763623845, 32pp.)

Publication Date: February 3, 2005

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Description
With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected and positively fishy tale about finding the good in something you didn't know you wanted.
"Don't think that just because you made me laugh, I'm going to keep you," I tell him. "Tomorrow, you're outta here."
Norman the goldfish isn't what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a "good pet," things don't go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought?



About the Author

Kelly Bennett loves fish. "Fish are fun and funny," she says. "Just watching them makes me laugh." When she's not writing, Kelly creates tile mosaics and digs in her garden. She has two grown children, Max and Lexi, and lives in Texas with her husband, Curtis, and their goldfish—whom she would never trade.

Noah Z. Jones loves drawing fish of all shapes and sizes, but especially smallish orange ones named Norman. This is his first children's book. He lives in coastal Maine with his wife, Diane, and their tuna-lovin' cat, Mabel.



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