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No a Norman

By Kelly Bennett

“The off-the-cuff yet kidlike prose ideally suits the bright, crisp digital drawings. . . . Readers will cheer the birth of a beautiful friendship.” — Publishers Weekly

Norman, el pececito dorado, no era precisamente lo que este niño esperaba. Él quería una mascota diferente, una que pudiera correr y jugar, trepar a los árboles y correr detrás de cosas divertidas; una mascota suave y peluda que pudiera dormir junto a él en su cama. No a Norman. Pero cuando decide cambiarlo por otra mejor, se da cuenta de algo: ¿será que Norman es mejor compañero de lo que él había pensado? 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, 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. 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. Now in Spanish!

  • A Spanish language edition of this sweet and funny pet story.
  • No a Norman was part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2015 book selection!
  • A satisfying read-aloud about finding a true friend in an unexpected pet.

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

Noah Z. Jones is the illustrator of Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts as well as Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett, The Monster in the Backpack by Lisa Moser, and Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit by Joan Carris. He lives in Glendale, California.

ISBN: 9780763689063
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 240 x 269mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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