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Not Norman (2008)

Author: Kelly Bennett Illustrator: Norah Z. Jones
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Number of pages: 32 pages

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.

ISBN 13: 9780763627638
Reading Level (grade): 2.4

Available in English.