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Wednesday 16 May 2018

Review: Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool

Eric Hill delivers another delightful first experience story about our favourite yellow dog with brown spots. Spot the dog is back in a bright and colourful new board book, Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool.

This time Eric Hill has Spot encountering a common childhood fear about water. Spot is unsure about getting into the pool even though his friend Tom is already swimming. With Mum's encouragement Spot climbs in.

Spot, wearing a rubber ring, holds onto the edge of the pool and splashes until his confidence grows. Once comfortable he lets go of the pool's edge and bobs about the water with Steve. Spot knows that Mum is always close by just in case he needs her help.

The story will give parents a knowing chuckle as Spot dries off and announces that he's hungry.

If you need more Spot stories then take a look at Spot's Birthday Balloon and later in the year read Happy Christmas, Spot! or Spot's Magical Christmas.

Title: Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool
Author/Illustrator: Eric Hill
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $12.99
Publication Date: 30 April 2018
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780241327074
For ages: 3 - 5
Type: Board Books