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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
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Jun 11, 10

bookshelves: fiction, humor, children-young-adult
Read in August, 2009

It was a fun little thirty-minute read, but I was more impressed with the illustrations which are vastly different from the ones I remember looking at as a child. I can see how children would really like the Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish.

Visually telling the tale are Dave McKean’s surreal illustrations. The pages are mixed media of ink, collages, newspaper print, and possibly paint. Using photographic images of goldfish really make them stand out.

A friend had used the book for a 7th grade listening exercise and it worked quite well. The class had fun and liked the book.


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