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Saturday 15 February 2014

Review: Diary of a Super Swimmer

9-year-old Marcus Atkinson isn’t really all that interested in sport. Unfortunately, his self-help guru dad is convinced that Marcus is a sporting star – he just hasn’t found the right sport yet.

Young readers will be laughing out loud as Marcus tries to convince his Dad that he will never be a Super Swimmer. He tries his best, but he just doesn't seem to be able to do anything well - diving, polo, backstroke, butterfly or freestyle. Will he ever be able to achieve anything in the pool?

The Diary Of… series shares an amazing amount of information about each sport in the sparse, largely comic-book style text and illustrations. Filled with dramatic exaggerations inspired by Marcus’ vivid imagination, readers will also learn about different swimming strokes, diving and some pool and water safety information.

There are currently six books available in the Diary Of… series:
Diary of a Rugby Champ
Diary of a Cricket God
Diary of a Soccer Star (KBR review)
Diary of a Taekwondo Master
Diary of a Track and Field Titan
Diary of a Super Swimmer

Diary of a Super Swimmer and the other books in the series are fantastic for young readers just moving into their first chapter books and for reluctant readers, especially boys.

Title: Diary of a Super Swimmer
Author: Shamini Flint
Illustrator: Sally Heinrich
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $9.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2 January 2014
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9781743318843
For ages: 7-10
Type: Junior Fiction