WHAT ABOUT MY GOLDFISH? by Pamela D. Greenwood

WHAT ABOUT MY GOLDFISH?

Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A reassuring early chapter-book about moving. With a fine ear for dialogue and an amused but sympathetic eye for kid's concerns, first-time author Greenwood follows Jamie from an anxious leave-taking (goodbye to a best friend, preoccupied parents, a missing dog that turns up waiting in the loaded car) through a slightly rocky beginning at the new school (``My new teacher called me Jimmy three times''). The boy's goldfish, carefully transported, help Jamie make the transition: unlike the dog, they are allowed to come to school for show-and-tell. And when Dad builds a goldfish pond, there's a perfect excuse for a get-acquainted party, with the kids bringing fish instead of presents. Plecas's unpretentious, nicely expressive pen-and- watercolor illustrations make just the right complement to the likable, realistic story. (Young reader. 6-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1993
ISBN: 0-395-64337-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993




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