Saturday Is Swimming Day

Saturday Is Swimming Day

Book - 2018 | First edition 2018.
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"Swimming lessons are on Saturdays, and every Saturday one little girl has a stomachache. When she gets to the pool it's loud, the floor is wet and slippery, and her swim cap is too tight. Her swimming instructor, Mary, says it's OK to sit by the edge if she doesn't want to get in the water this week. The next Saturday the girl has a stomachache again, but with Mary's gentle encouragement, she eventually manages to make it into the pool to practice her kicks. Little by little, the girl's confidence grows -- until one Saturday comes around when she has no stomachache at all! In a charming and relatable story about trying something new, author-illustrator Hyewon Yum shows that sometimes a little bravery and a lot of patience are all you need to face your fear" --From the publisher.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780763691172
Branch Call Number: YUM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm.


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nmaryann Jul 18, 2018

"The pool was loud, and the floor was slippery and cold. My head felt tight inside my swim cap. And my stomach still hurt."

A comforting story for young readers anxious about trying swimming lessons, or other new activities, for the first time. Through the supportive words of her mother, and the patience of her swim teacher Mary, this young girl slowly gains the comfort and confidence to practice her kicks and float like a starfish in the water.

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