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Swim like a Fish
     

Swim like a Fish

by Ellen Schecter, John Emil Cymerman (Illustrator)
 
Annie can't swim...yet. But with her mother's help and her own imagination, she begins floating like a fish, paddling like a puppy, diving like a dolphin, and sneaking around in the water like a shark.

An imaginative approach to learning how to swim that encourages children to overcome their fear of the water.

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Annie can't swim...yet. But with her mother's help and her own imagination, she begins floating like a fish, paddling like a puppy, diving like a dolphin, and sneaking around in the water like a shark.

An imaginative approach to learning how to swim that encourages children to overcome their fear of the water.

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Children's Literature - Lynelle Lawrence
Annie hasn't learned to swim yet. Even just sticking her big toe into a pool scares her. But with some encouragement from her mother and a little imagination, on one hot summer's day Annie finds the courage to try. At first timidly, and then with growing delight, she learns to swim by pretending that she and her Mama are floating like fish, paddling like puppies, diving like dolphins and sneaking like sharks. As Annie's imagination takes flight, fanciful, brightly colored illustrations portray Annie, her mother, and other community pool patrons as fish, dogs, dolphins and sharks-all wearing the bathing suits, swim caps and sunglasses that they had as people. In the end, Annie finds joy and pride in learning to swim like "a big, brave, grown-up girl!"-an outcome which will no doubt encourage young readers to dive right into their own swimming lessons. A "Bank Street Ready-To-Read" book, level 1. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553375831
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/02/1997
Series:
Bank Street Ready-To-Read Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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