Not Norman: A Goldfish Story: 1

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"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 know you wanted.

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This eye-catching book makes a satisfying read-aloud choice for pet day or any day. * Booklist * This emotional turnaround never feels forced or pat, thanks to a strong partnership between Bennett's text and newcomer Jones's artwork. The off-the-cuff yet kidlike prose ideally suits the bright, crisp, digital drawings. * Publishers Weekly * An inventive interpretation of the old adage 'Don't judge a book by its cover,' NOT NORMAN is the perfect book for dog-resistant parents to read to their puppy-worshipping kids-as long as they're willing to take on a new goldfish or two. * Time Out New York Kids * A cute book. * 1340magBooks.com * Reviewed in children's book podcast * Just One More Book! * Featured * Mommasaid.net blog * A good idea to use this story as a springboard to a discussion of the pitfalls of making snap judgements. * Central Coast Freelance *

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Kelly Bennett loves fish. "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 in Texas with her husband, Curtis, and their goldfish―whom she would never trade.

Noah Z. Jones loves drawing fish of all shapes and sizes, but especially smallish orange ones named Norman. This is his first children's book. He lives in coastal Maine with his wife, Diane, and their tuna-lovin' cat, Mabel.

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