Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Fun Picture Book

Finished February 19
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman, pictures by Dave McKean
This fun book tells the story of a young boy who admires his friends new goldfish and tries to get him to trade for one of his possessions. Nothing will do until he offer his dad. When his mom arrives home later that day and discovers what he's done, she sends him and his little sister out to reverse the trade. But of course it isn't that easy, and the story follows the two children as they track down their father. While the story is great, the illustrations really bring it to life, with the hapless newspaper-reading dad, the wonderful thought processes of the children, and their adventures along the way. Having read a previous picture book by this duo I knew it would be good, but was still pleasantly surprised.

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