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El Dia Que Cambie A Mi Padre Por Dos Peces De Colores / The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
By Ernest Riera, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Square Books
Publication date December 31, 2004
Pages 56
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594970764
ISBN-10 1594970769
Dimensions 0.75 by 9.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $28.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
After trading his father for his best friend's goldfish, a young boy is happy with the swap, until his mother finds out and demands that the young boy get him back--despite the fact that his father has been continuously traded by other kids all over town!
Amazon.com description: Product Description: DESCRIPTION: Nota: En los titulos y nombres de autores, los marcos ortograficos han sido omitidos para facilitar las busquedas de Internet. Description del libro en espanol: El padre del protagonista y narrador no hace otra cosa que leer el periodico. Cuando su amigo Natan le trae dos peces de colores se los acaba cambiando por su padre. Cuando la madre llega y ve lo que han hecho sus hijos les dice que vayan y vuelvan a cambiar a su padre por los peces. Pero Natan lo habia ya cambiado a otro amigo por una guitarra, y ese otro por una mascara de gorila, y el siguiente por un conejo... Una entranable fabula infantil acerca de un nino que cambia a su padre por dos peces y luego se arrepiente y va en su busca. Los dibujos de Dave McKean son una delicia.

Book Description in English: One day Nathan comes over with two goldfish named Sawney and Beaney. "I'll swap you them," says the little boy of the house. "What for" asks Nathan. As it turns out, Nathan doesn't want anything that the boy and his little sister suggest for trading... not an old spaceship or even Clownie the clown. Finally, the boy has an idea, the kind of idea (like discovering "electricity or fire or outer space or something") that changes the whole world. He decides to swap his dad (the silent guy behind the newspaper) for two goldfish. After all, the boy brags, his dad is as big as 100 goldfish and he swims better than a goldfish ("Liar," says his little sister.) But Nathan agrees to take their dad anyway. When their mother gets home, she is very mad, and sends her kids over to Nathan's to get their dad back. Sadly, Nathan has already traded their dad for an electric guitar. Page upon hilarious page goes by, as the father is traded again and again. When they! finally track him down, he is still reading the newspaper! (Mom makes them promise never to swap their dad for anything ever again, and they promise.) Comic masters Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean have created a wonderful graphic short story for all ages. The artwork is magnificent, funny, multi-textured, and scritchy--the perfect visual accompaniment to this hip, kid-friendly exploration of the perils of bartering family members.

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