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Posted November 7, 2008
A great confidence builder
Watch out world! Sergio has arrived and he¿s ready for some fun! Sergio Makes a Splash! is a delightful story of a penguin who is afraid to swim in the ocean. <BR/><BR/>Sergio is a very happy penguin who loves everything about water. He loves to swim in the bathtub, run around in the rain, play with the water sprinkler, and drink lots of water. Sergio loves everything about water, but only if it isn¿t deep. When Sergio¿s class goes on a field trip, the adorable little penguin is thrilled until he learns that the destination is the ocean. As the other penguins run to the cliff to jump into the ocean, Sergio is hesitant. Will he follow his friends and dive in? <BR/><BR/>Author Edel Rodriguez has done a fantastic job of tackling a subject that many children face ¿ fear of the unknown. Sergio admits to his teacher, ¿I¿m scared.¿ Mrs. Waddle, the teacher, gently explains that there is nothing to fear. Sergio¿s friends, too, join in the confidence building by telling the frightened penguin how wonderful the water is. I particularly enjoyed Rodriguez¿s illustrations, playful and bright. Children, too, will enjoy the suspense after Sergio finally jumps off the cliff and into the water. There are two pages of just ocean, sans penguin. What happened to Sergio? Is he okay? They¿ll certainly cheer as they turn the page to see Sergio pop out of the water, a huge smile on his face. <BR/><BR/>Quill says: Sergio is a great confidence builder and a very fun story to boot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 1, 2008
Lovely story about a couragious little penguin!
Sergio loves playing with and drinking water but is afraid of the ocean because he does not know how to swim. He is encouraged by a teacher and friends to jump in the water and he eventually does it 'with floaties'! I'm a Kindergarten teacher and I plan on using this book during a read aloud for a lesson about 'trying' and 'not giving up.' The pictures are simple and it also could be used for teaching elements of text/writing. There's great speech and thought bubbles.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 24, 2008
This is a wonderful book with a great story and beautiful illustrations. I just regret that it summer time and I will not get to share this with my students until September!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.