A cute children’s book about the ever-changing relationship between a boy and his goldfish.
I was drawn to this book because it features an African American boy, which is a rarity in children’s books. It has practical lessons with vivid graphics.
Story Synopsis: This book tells the story of a little boy named Norman, who receives a goldfish for his birthday when he really wants a warmer, furrier pet.
Author: Kelly Bennett & Noah Z. Jones
Lesson/Skills: The story emphasizes 1) Emphasizes the importance of looking beyond first impressions; 2) Faithful friends can come in unlikely places.
MPAK Recommended. A recurring favorite story for TO. Excellent illustrations.
Age Range: 4-6 years, but a younger toddler will enjoy the story as well.
Book Type: Picture book
Length: 32 pages
Lead character: Black/African American boy
To purchase: Amazon. $6.99 (Paperback)