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Not Norman: A Goldfish Story
By Kelly Bennett and Noah Z. Jones (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Candlewick Pr
Publication date March 30, 2008
Pages 32
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780763627638
ISBN-10 0763627631
Dimensions 0.25 by 9.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "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

Norman the goldfish isn’t 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 don’t 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 didn’t know
you wanted.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780763627638 Book cover for 9781844282883
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Candlewick Pr (March 30, 2008)
9780763627638 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.25 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: "A sweet story that could be used as a springboard to discussion of the pitfalls of making snap judgments about pets — or people.
With Noah Z. Jones (other contributor) | from Gardners Books (April 4, 2005)
9781844282883 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.50 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $8.40
This edition also contains Not Norman: A Goldfish Story
School and Library
Book cover for 9780763623845
 
from Candlewick Pr (January 1, 2005)
9780763623845 | details & prices | 24 pages | 9.75 × 10.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.99
About: As a boy attempts to convince someone else to take his disappointing pet, he learns to love Norman the goldfish himself.

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