Reviews for Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Spring
The title gives the premise; the conflict comes when Dad is further swapped by the former goldfish owner for a guitar, again swapped for a gorilla mask, and finally for a rabbit before returning home at last. The story is funny but overextended and lacking a payoff; the mixed-media illustrations are fresh and imaginatively designed but don't justify their extravagance. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2004 November #1
Neil Gaiman's wry The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illus. by Dave McKean, returns in a new edition that includes Gaiman's narration on an included CD, as well as new cover art and an afterword by the author. PW said this tale of a boy who trades away his father is "[an] energetic, eye-catching volume." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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