A joyful, encouraging ode to a mother and son's relationship and the unforgettable experience of a child's first swimming lessons.
Jumping into the water can be more than a little scary! But with Mom's steady arms there's no fear of sinking. With a kick, a splash, and his family's cheers of encouragement, one determined boy finds his groove, making waves in this fun-filled day at the pool.
Embrace the feeling of accomplishment in this joyous, reassuring story about perseverance and new experiences. With lyrical rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, Together We Swim is destined to become a family read-aloud favorite!
VIBRANT & JOYFUL: Rhythmic text paired with dynamically illustrated kicks, flutters, and splashes against a palette of deep blue create a bright portrait that is both encouraging and warm for any child learning to swim.
A HELPFUL GUIDE FOR NEW SWIMMERS: The perfect book for any child facing nervous excitement or trepidation about learning to swim!
THE JOY OF A FIRST SWIM LESSON: Who can forget the first time they learned how to swim? This book is a nostalgic nod for parents and one they will be eager to share with their young one learning how to swim.
A GREAT READ ALOUD: This lyrical, upbeat text is a great fit for story time in any household.
PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM: If you're looking for a Mother's Day gift or a birthday gift for mom, look no further! She will love the child/parent relationship portrayed in these pages!
- Mother's Day gift giving
- Going-to-the-pool book for little ones approaching the big milestone of learning to swim
- Parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for books about swimming for kids
- Teachers, educators, and librarians
- Readers who enjoyed Jabari Jumps, Llama Llama Learns to Swim, and Hair Love
Valerie Bolling has been an educator for over twenty-seven years. Valerie serves as the co-chair of the NESCBWI Equity and Inclusion Team and is a member of SCBWI, the Authors Guild, and NCTE. She lives in Stamford, CT, and you can find her at valeriebolling.com.
Kaylani Juanita illustrates inclusive picture books, such as Ta-Da!, When Aiden Became a Brother, and Magnificent Homespun Brown, for which she received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award. Her mission as an artist is to support the stories of the underrepresented and create new ways for people to imagine themselves. She currently lives in Fairfield, CA. You can find her on Instagram at @kaylanijuanita.
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 15, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- ISBN-10: 1797212494
- ISBN-13: 9781797212494
- Reading age: 3 - 5 years
- Grade level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Item Weight: 7.1 ounces
- Dimensions: 9 x 0.36 x 9.85 inches