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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish Audiobook

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection

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Publisher's Summary

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 that changes the whole world: he decides to swap his dad. After all, the boy brags, his dad is as big as 100 goldfish and he swims better than a goldfish.

Neil Gaiman's at his best in this hip, hilarious story for all ages about the perils of bartering family members.

This audio is also part of The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection.

Collect them all: we have more titles in The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection.

©2004 Neil Gaiman; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"[Gaiman is] more than up to the task of reading his work with great style....He performs as a consummate storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)

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    What did you love best about The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish?

    everything, the whole package.


    What did you like best about this story?

    i love to listen to to neil reading. the timing pauses between the words make a lot of sense and really give the listener a lot of space to imagine this lovable scenario.


    What about Neil Gaiman’s performance did you like?

    his voice, his pauses, very pleasant and calming and wise and humorous and witty.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    absolutely. it bleu me away with its simplicity and brilliant original story.


    Any additional comments?

    i am just crazy about it.

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