June 30, 2007

Review:The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish
by Neil Gaiman

After our fun experience with listening to Coraline last month I thought we'd give this title a try. I thought it was a book on tape. Well, it's not. It's a picture book. With a cute little story about a boy(and his sister) who swaps his dad for two goldfish(duh) and all the trouble they experience in retrieving him.

But the most endearing thing about the book was the note added at the end a couple of years after the book was originally published. Mr. Gaiman explains how his son gave him the idea for the book and who the two main characters are modeled after. I have an ever expanding image of Neil Gaiman, family man in my head with each new children's book I read. I am impressed. I am certainly a fan.


Nymeth said...

I think he must be an amazing father. Whenever he talks about his children, you can just see the love and tenderness shining through. It's beautiful to behold.

I enjoyed this book a lot. "The Wolves on the Walls" is even more fun, I think!

sarala said...

I still haven't picked up Coraline but plan to.
I hope you don't mind if I hit you up for a meme. Here goes.
No obligation.

Here are the rules:

* Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Happy reading and blogging.

Petunia said...

Nymeth-I'll check that one out next. Thanks for the recommendation.

Sarala-I don't mind at all. I'll see if I can think of 8 things before I leave on vacation this week.