The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
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.
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
“An energetic, eye-catching volume.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Leave it to Neil Gaiman to write a zany tale that’s swimmingly good.”
— The Washington Missourian
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.