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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1997)
by Neil Gaiman
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060587016, Hardcover)It's a graphic short story more than a traditional picture book, by a famous fantasy and comics team. From the front end-flap to the final Fin (and not excepting the copyright page), this is a witty, funny collaboration. Neil Gaiman's grasp of kid-narrative logic and Dave McKean's whimsical layered art tell the story of a dad who "doesn't pay much attention to anything, when reading his newspaper" and the narrator's brilliant idea of swapping him for something more interesting--and of course, the convoluted consequences.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:49 -0400)
After trading his father for two goldfish, a boy and his little sister go on a rollicking adventure around town to get him back.
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