The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish

The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish

By (author) Neil Gaiman , Illustrated by Dave McKean


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When a boy swaps his dad for two goldfish he does not really think through the consequences! After all, he is not the only person who can swap stuff. When the boy is told by his mother that he has to get his father back it is not so easily done. It seems that the father has a pretty high value as he has been traded by one child to the next leaving a trail that the son has to follow. Where will it all end?

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  • Mixed media product | 64 pages
  • 250 x 252 x 8mm | 399.99g
  • 03 Oct 2005
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Mixed media
  • 0747578400
  • 9780747578406
  • 68,635

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Author Information

Neil Gaiman is the bestselling, multi-prize-winning author of many books for adults, among them novels and graphic novels. He is also a screenplay writer and the author of Coraline and The Wolves in the Walls for the children's audience. Neil is British and lives in America. Dave McKean is a long-time collaborator of Neil's and has worked with him on many titles, including The Wolves in the Walls. Dave is also a film-maker and he lives in Sevenoaks in Kent.

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'One of the most stylish picture books for 5+ ... a strange, cathartic, visually original book about a scary prediction that comes true, and is also classy and cool' Sunday Times Books of the Year 'A truly imaginative tale matched by a visual treat of painting, collage and drawing' Independent on Sunday

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A picture book and audio CD of this brilliant story about a boy who doesn't think of consequences, and is desperately trying to get his father back home. But it seems his Dad has a pretty high value as he is traded from one child to the next. Ages: 0-5yrs.

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