First edition of Splotch by Gianna Marino. A boy and his mother play switcheroo with a pet fish to spare each other from a sad discovery.
Written and illustrated by Gianna Marino. First edition, first printing, 2017. Viking, Penguin Young Readers Group.
Before school Jeffrey looks in on Splotch and he seems fine:
"Bye, Splotch. See you after school."
By lunch, Splotch is floating in the fish bowl.
"Oh, Dear", says Mom.
"Mom! Splotch ran away!"
"I have to find him!"
Jeffrey is very sad. He posts "Lost Fish" flyers around the neighborhood. He dreams of his poor friend, lost.
Next day, after school:
"Mom! Splotch is back!"
Mom, concealing a bag from Frank's Fish World, winks at Kitty. "He'll never catch on!"
No, he never does. Instead, he decides Splotch was abducted by aliens and they must return the substitute goldfish to Frank's. There, watching the goldfish swim around the tank, Jeffrey points to a friendly-looking fish. "There he is!" At home, he confides to his new friend. "Don't worry, Splash. She'll never catch on!"
A darling book, a likable little boy, a good Mom, and a sad story about a goldfish that ends happily ever after...for a week or two.
Gianna Marino's short, sweet stories and humorous, personality-rich pictures are the nice surprise you find sorting through a pile of "meh". You'll smile, too. Trust me. Pages 20-21.
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