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August 2012 Book Club Selection
In uncontracted and contracted braille on the same page, with picture descriptions
Ages 4 and up
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 planned: After cleaning Norman's bowl, rescuing him from puppies, and noticing that Norman listens to him talk and even quiets his fear of night noises, he realizes that there is no pet he would rather have. With wry humor and lighthearted affection, this sweet, unexpected fish tale is about finding the good in something you didn't know you wanted.
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