Saturday, October 20, 2012

Memoirs of a Goldfish

Memoirs of a Goldfish
by Devin Scillian
Illustrated by Tim Bowers
Sleeping Bear Press, 2010. Unpaged picture book.

Goldfish is a happy creature. He spends his time swimming, swimming, swimming and swimming some more around his little fish bowl. Okay, maybe he's not so happy after all. New friends start to join him in the bowl causing some much needed excitement in Goldfish's life. However, too much of something isn't always a good thing. The newcomers are not the most ideal bowlmates a fish could ask for. Now Goldfish just wants some space of his own so he can just swim and swim peacefully without running into anything or anybody. After he gets his wish, Goldfish wonders if that is truly what he wanted. As the fish shares his memoirs the reader learns some valuable (and humorous) lessons about friendship and individuality.

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