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There's a goldfish in my shoe!

TitleThere's a goldfish in my shoe!
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSherrard, Valerie
Number of Pages932
PublisherTuckamore Books
CitySt. John's, N.L
DescriptorsConfusion; Emotions; English Language; Families; Imagination; Language; Learning; Mothers; Picture Book; Poetry

This rhyming picture book, by Mirimichi author Valerie Sherrard, is about a young boy, Oscar Ollie Brown, who is perplexed by his mother’s recurrent idiomatic phrases such as “hold your tongue” and “keep an eye on.” He imagines and acts upon the literal meaning of the idioms as represented in humourous cartoonish illustrations by David Jardine, who also resides in Mirimichi, that are of a slightly dark, Gothic, and grotesque nature. This book is a companion to Sherrard’s There’s a Cow Under My Bed! (2008).



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