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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
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Mar 10, 12

did not like it
Read in March, 2012

A splendid premise: swapping my dad for two goldfish- brilliant!

Then why one star?

That's the beginning. *spoiler?* from then on the boy is swapping things to get the dad back, each of these encounters more involved and less interesting.

My favorite exchange is the first (a guitar).

Another favorite part: the boy's sister calling him an idiot. Cute.

Usual Neil Gaiman saving grace: the visual production- a myriad of texture, beautiful collages work, and sweet use of earthen colors to give the weird, out-of-reality premise natural feeling. Well done!
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Hamster I'm glad I stopped after the guitar.


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