Not Norman A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett


Not Norman A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett

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 knowyou wanted.

About the Author

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is author of many books for children including Not Norman: A Goldfish Story. She divides her time between Texas, USA, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kelly loves fish, which provided a source of inspiration for Not Norman. “Fish are fun and funny,” she says. “Just watching them makes me laugh.”

When she's not writing, Kelly creates tile mosaics and digs in her garden. She has two grown children, Max and Lexi, and lives with her husband, Curtis, and their goldfish – whom she would never trade.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 3+


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Publication date

4th April 2005



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