My Pet Goldfish

By Catherine Rayner

A charming new Nature Storybook all about looking after goldfish – inspired by the author's own pet fish.

My Pet Goldfish is a delightful picture book with facts by the Greenaway Medal-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner. The child narrating this story has been given their first ever pet: a tiny fish with shimmering scales and bright beady eyes… Their very own goldfish! Sitting alongside the gentle narrative and dynamic illustrations, the subtext introduces facts about goldfish and their care – some gentle, some funny, some fascinating – making this a perfect choice for first-time owners. “Catherine Rayner has a marvellous gift for capturing the souls of animals in a few, rich washes of colour.” Daily Telegraph

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 4+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406385786
  • Published: 04 Nov 2021
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 270 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'I was so excited to read this book we read it though twice straight after school!' Books Up North

' An enchanting personal narrative shares the story of a young child’s experience of getting their first ever pet, a goldfish named Richard, accompanied by sumptuous and lifelike illustrations in Catherine Rayner’s distinctively enrapturing style. ' Books for Keeps

' This is a simple, sweet story where the artwork really stands out. Award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner has created gorgeously mesmerising and lifelike fish that shimmer in their watery world. Each spread is so beautifully detailed, littles ones, and grown-ups will linger on every page to soak everything up. Not just a visual delight, the book is full of fishy facts - some funny, some fascinating - making this a perfect choice for first-time owners. ' BookTrust

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