Not Norman

Not Norman

A Goldfish Story

Book - 2005
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As a boy attempts to convince someone else to take his disappointing pet, he learns to love Norman the goldfish himself.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763623845
Branch Call Number: BEN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Jones, Noah (Noah Z.), - Illustrator


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Feb 07, 2006

When a young boy receives Norman, a fish, for his birthday, he is disappointed. This is not the pet he has envisioned. He wants a pet that can fetch a stick, or play with him. Norman just sits in his bowl and blows bubbles. The boy threatens to take him back to the pet store and trade him in for a good pet. When the boy takes his fish to Show and Tell, he realizes that even though Norman is a quiet pet, he is still not the pet he really wants. How will Norman win him over? The illustrations convey the feelings of boy and fish with perfect humor. I loved this book!

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