The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

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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.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 253 x 251 x 5mm | 299g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060587032
  • 9780060587031
  • 68,992

Back cover copy

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?
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Review Text

"Delightful." Time Out New York Kids
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"Delightful."--Time Out New York Kids
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About Neil Gaiman

Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

McKean, Dave

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.
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Rating details

11,854 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 34% (3,998)
4 38% (4,532)
3 22% (2,601)
2 4% (496)
1 2% (227)
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