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Nathan Saves Summer
     

Nathan Saves Summer

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by Gerry Renert
 

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Nathan Saves Summer is a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.


Join Nathan the hippopotamus whose lifelong dream is to become the lifeguard for a small pond and the neighboring animals who vacation there each summer. Concerned that Nathan may be too big for the small pond, the other animals come up with an array of excuses why Nathan can't serve as

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Nathan Saves Summer is a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.


Join Nathan the hippopotamus whose lifelong dream is to become the lifeguard for a small pond and the neighboring animals who vacation there each summer. Concerned that Nathan may be too big for the small pond, the other animals come up with an array of excuses why Nathan can't serve as
the pond lifeguard. A twist of fate leads the animals to a new, idyllic swimming spot, turning Nathan into the local hero.

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Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
Nathan the hippo, the largest animal high up in the hills, wants to be a lifeguard. The local pond that was usually overcrowded during the summer is far too small for a big animal like Nathan. The other animals try to spare Nathan's feelings by encouraging him to wait until next year to be the lifeguard, but next year never came and a hyena blurted out that he was just too big to be the lifeguard. Nathan is sad and dejected until he hears a tiger cub splashing in the pond. Nathan quickly jumps in and saves the cub. Before Nathan knows it the pond is surrounded by all of the other animals and is completely empty. Nathan's huge splash displaced all of the water. Poor Nathan is once again feeling sorry for himself, thinking he ruined summer for everyone. Two penguins happen to be playing on the hill below the pond and notice all of the pond's water had trickled down to form a lagoon below. Excitedly they tell all of the other animals who shout out that Nathan has saved summer. This cute story reminds readers that sometimes good intentions do not always have the outcome we hope for but if we act from the heart, things will often turn out for the best. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936299966
Publisher:
Raven Tree Press, LLC
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Series:
Nathan, the Hippo
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Nathan Saves Summer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Nathan Saves Summer is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells a fun story with a good message. Nathan, the hippo lead character, is a great role model for kids as he shows them if they persevere, they can achieve their dreams. Since he wants to be a lifeguard, the story's also about the importance of safety in the water. It's a wonderful summer read but also something for all year round.