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Not Norman
A Goldfish Story

author: Kelly Bennett

illustrator: Noah Z. Jones

Norman the goldfish isnt what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a "good pet," things dont go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought? With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected and positively fishy tale about finding the good in something you didnt know
you wanted.
"A sweet story that could be used as a springboard to discussion of the pitfalls of making snap judgments about pets or people." School Library Journal
suggested retail price (U.S.):
$6.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763656992 / 9780763656997
pub date:
11/2011
type/format:
Picture Books / EBook
LC#:
 
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / N/A
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Animals; People & Places; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Kelly Bennett loves fish. "Fish are fun and funny," she says. "Just watching them makes me laugh." When she's not writing, Kelly creates tile mosaics and digs in her garden. She has two grown children, Max and Lexi, and lives in Texas with her husband, Curtis, and their goldfishwhom she would never trade.
illustrator’s comments:
Noah Z. Jones loves drawing fish of all shapes and sizes, but especially smallish orange ones named Norman. This is his first children's book. He lives in coastal Maine with his wife, Diane, and their tuna-lovin' cat, Mabel.
 
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