The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
"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?
Praise For The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish…
— 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.”
— Washington Post
“Leave it to Neil Gaiman to write a zany tale that’s swimmingly good.”
— The Washington Missourian
“An energetic, eye-catching volume.”
— Publishers Weekly
HarperCollins, 9780060587031, 64pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2006
About the Author
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.
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.