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Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet

Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet

Illustrated by Bob Shea


Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet

About the Book

Gilbert has almost everything his fishy heart could desire: a castle, a chest filled with treasure, and food that falls from the sky. But there's one BIG thing missing from his life: a pet. And so begins Gilbert's harrowing search for the perfect fishbowl companion - a search filled with loud barking, quiet buzzing, and one giant whiskered surprise!

With snappy, rhythmic text and the most irresistible goldfish in picture book history, this tale of fish woe and triumph will make readers long for a pet as lovable as Gilbert.

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Product Details

On sale: June 9, 2011
Age: 3-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780803733947
Reading level: Lexile: 510L

Author Bio

Kelly DiPucchio is the New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and coauthor of The Sandwich Swap. She lives in Macomb, Michigan.

Bob Shea wrote and illustrated the award-winning hit Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. He lives in Madison, Connecticut.


“Shea’s big, brightly colored graphic-style scenes fill in the details." — Booklist

“A fresh, funny take on a popular topic—the perfect pet.” — Kirkus

“Shea’s bright, high-contrast artwork has a TV cartoon vibe.” — Publishers Weekly

“Shea’s bold, expressive illustrations elevate this to a higher plane.” — School Library Journal

“Pet lovers of all age will approve.” — Viginian-Pilot