A charming Nature Storybook all about looking after goldfish – inspired by the author's own pet fish.

My Pet Goldfish is a delightful picture book with facts by the Greenaway Medal-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner. The child narrating this story has been given their first ever pet: a tiny fish with shimmering scales and bright beady eyes… Their very own goldfish! Sitting alongside the gentle narrative and dynamic illustrations, the subtext introduces facts about goldfish and their care – some gentle, some funny, some fascinating – making this a perfect choice for first-time owners.


Catherine Rayner studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art where, for her final degree show, she created what would go on to be her debut picture book. As well as producing award-winning books, Catherine also exhibits her artwork in galleries all over the world and illustrates her own range of greeting cards. Follow her on Twitter under the handle @catherinerayner, or visit her at her website: www.catherinerayner.co.uk.


This is a book to be shared, relished, and revisited with children from 4-8 or 9 who will enjoy the heart-warming story of Richard as well as discovering a great deal about goldfish in general.

The English Association, ages 4-11

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