The narration by Neil Gaiman himself is fantastic This is a very crazy read kind of like Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, but simpler and madder in a this is from a child s perspective kind of way The title says it all actually, when a boy seeks for something to trade for his friend Nathan s two goldfish Nathan rejects everything that the boy offers until the latter sets his eyes upon his dad Nathan agrees, and the fun begins.At first I m not sure if I like this or not, because it s absurd and that s saying something because I m all for the oddball stuff I m no stranger to Gaiman s works, even the other books he penned for children Coraline and The Graveyard Book I think this is his first work where he actually explores the natural weirdness of a kid s thoughts I don t know how he does this, but it s like he wormed his way into a kid s brain and sat there, jotting down all the ideas that float past him until he builds up a whole story If I were a child and I were to read this, I bet I d really enjoy it But what I really liked about it is that it may slightly strike a chord with anyone who s been a part of a typical family you know, if you experienced petty sibling fights and noticed how your parents are sometimes oblivious to the universe haha It s all weird and cute.Once again, Dave McKean wows me with his artwork He s simply amazing I loved how the fonts or are the writings actually hand written are done in a kid s chicken scrawl of penmanship It adds to the adorableness. Super quirky, cute, delightful, and short So very Neil Gaimanesque, which means it s wonderful Of course I recommend this book I bought this a few years back, hoping that one day I could share Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean work with my nephew Apparently my sister also had the same idea and already bought her son one.As thumbed through the pages, I couldn t help by enjoy McKean s art As much as I enjoy Gaiman s work, it is McKean mixed media mastery that stands out It is truly a feast for the eyes. The title says it all Review to come.Audiobook CommentsOkay, I can t be the only one who thinks it s absolutely hilarious that this 40 page picture book has an audiobook Because it does And it s read by Neil Gaiman who is a superb reader, by the way.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading I bought this on a whim while browsing at a comic shop three or four years ago The art is great although the color tones are not my personal favorite the story is just all right The portrait of the big brother and his kid sister is fantastic kinds of real, but I guess I also expected the swapping thing to be really funny, and it was meh.I had no idea until looking at this on Goodreads that Gaiman was the author I know, I know, but I really don t always pay attention to that crucial bit of information I guess I have to stop telling myself I haven t read any of his actual books now. This was adorable And funny I would recommend this for children of all ages. I Ll Swap You My Dad, I Said Oh Oh, Said My Little SisterWhat If You Wanted Your Best Friend S Two Goldfish So Much That You D Swap Anything For Them, Even Your Father What If Your Mother Came Home And Found Out What You D Done The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Is A Hilarious Adventure And Was The First Book For Younger Readers From The Acclaimed Author And Illustrator Of The New York Times Best Sellers The Wolves In The Walls And Coraline Chosen As One Of Newsweek Magazine S Best Children S Books Of The Year, The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Is Beloved By Readers Of All Ages This New Edition Features Brand New Jacket Art And An Afterword By The Author On The Origins Of This Unique And Wonderfully Funny Story The young boy narrator of this amusing picture book from author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean, who have also collaborated on such titles as Coraline and The Wolves in the Walls , relates how he came to swap his newspaper reading father for his friend Nathan s two goldfish His younger sister, not unnaturally, predicts trouble, and sure enough, when the boy s mother comes home, he is made to take the goldfish back Unfortunately, Nathan has since traded the father on, and boy and sister must set out on an ever lengthening journey to retrieve him, tracing him through multiple swaps to multiple young peopleApparently Gaiman made his children s book debut with The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, which put me strongly in mind of that folktale type in which the hero must make a series of exchanges, in order to obtain the desired object in the end Classic Swedish author Elsa Beskow explored this idea in a far, far sweeter way than here in her Pelle s New Suit Despite the absurd premise, or perhaps because of it, I really enjoyed the story here, which, if you can suspend your disbelief, is an amusing tale indeed McKean s artwork has his trademark creepy appeal, with a collage mixed media style that somehow works well with the story The text here is quite extensive for a picture book, so I would say that this one would work better for older, middle grade readers Recommended of course to Neil Gaiman fans, and to anyone looking formature picture books with a quirky, offbeat sense of humor. I could be a rock and roll star I said to my sister You could be an idiot My sister said to me My nose hurts from snorting so many times This story is just so silly and I giggled the whole way through It also reminded me a lot of my older brother and I Especially the ending
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- 64 pages
- The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
- Neil Gaiman
- 09 July 2018 Neil Gaiman