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Sunday 11 November 2012

Review: Heather Fell in the Water

Heather doesn’t like water, but it seems like every time she is near even the smallest puddle, she falls in. Heather falls in the water so often, her parents make her wear water wings all the time – even in bed!

Heather’s parents tell her that if she learned to swim, she would enjoy the water more. Heather isn’t sure about that, but she lets her parents tiptoe with her into the shallow end of the swimming pool. Will Heather discover that swimming can be fun after all?

In this encouraging picture book for young children, Heather overcomes her fear of the water and learns to swim. As we head into summer, Heather Fell in the Water is the perfect story to read with young children who are feeling a little hesitant about starting swimming lessons or spending time in the pool.

Inspired by author Doug MacLeod’s sister, Heather Fell in the Water is an amusing and light-hearted story offering parents the perfect opportunity to talk about water safety and any anxiety children might be feeling about swimming lessons and/or spending time in the water.

Title:  Heather Fell in the Water
Author:  Doug MacLeod
Illustrator:  Craig Smith
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date:  27 August 2012
Format:  Hardcover
ISBN:  9781742376486
For ages:  3 - 6 years
Type: Picture book