Catherine Rayner

My Pet Goldfish

Catherine Rayner is well-known for her glorious animal picture stories, but now she turns her skills to illustrating nonfiction. IN this episode she talks to Nikki Gamble about her narrative nonfiction book about goldfish which has a few lessons for young readers to learn about caring for these popular pets – including setting them free when they outgrow the fish tank.



About My Pet Goldfish
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

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